This project is in memory of Bernice Mitchell.

The Next Generation Radio Project is a week-long digital journalism training project designed to give competitively selected participants, who are interested in radio and journalism, the skills and opportunity to report and produce their own multimedia story. Those chosen for the project are paired with a professional journalist who serves as their mentor.

This edition of the #NPRNextGenRadio project was produced in collaboration with Oklahoma State University School of Media and Strategic Communications and NPR Station KOSU in April 2021.


Managing Editor – Traci Tong, Editor, Public Media Journalists Association
Digital Editors – Alexis Richardson, Digital Content Strategist & CINO at The Mom Edit, Philadelphia, and Stephanie Federico, Digital News Editor, KUT, Austin, Texas
Audio Tech – Selena Seay-Reynolds, Freelancer Audio Engineer, Princeton, New Jersey, and Scott Bell, KOSU, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Illustrators – Emily Whang, Los Angeles, Ard Su, Baltimore, Lauren Ibanez, Houston
Visuals - Erica Lee, Freelance Visual Journalist, Jersey City, New Jersey, and  Samantha Guzman, Executive Editor, PBS, Austin, Texas
Web Developer – Robert Boos of Metropolitan State in Minneapolis

Our journalist/mentors for this project were:
Erika Beras, Reporter, Marketplace, Pittsburgh
Seth Bodine, Agriculture and Rural Issues Reporter for KOSU
Graham Brewer, Associate Editor, High Country News, Norman, Oklahoma
Quinton Chandler, State Impact Reporter, Oklahoma City
Nina Earnest, Podcast Producer, KSL, Salt Lake City
Kateleigh Mills, Special Projects Reporter, KOSU, Oklahoma City

NPR’s Next Generation Radio program is directed by its founder, Doug Mitchell.

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