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Capital Public Radio, NPR and Sac State hosted the Next Generation Radio Training and Mentorship Week, October 17-21, 2016 at Capital Public Radio.

The 2016 Next Gen graduates are:

Tyler Bartlam, CSU, Fresno

Anjali Bhat, UC Davis

Robert Juarez, San Joaquin Delta College

Justina Sharp, American River College

Sami Soto, CSU, Sacramento

Marianna Sousa, Sacramento City College

Stories from the 2016 project are online here: http://nextgencapradio.org/

Explore the 2015 project here: http://nextgensacstate.org/

"The NextGen program is a great opportunity for students to gain experience in broadcast journalism. The skills acquired during the weeklong training will benefit any journalist in their future endeavors, whether it be recording interviews, learning to write concisely, shooting video, audio editing, or taking constructive criticism from professionals working in the field."
- Jacob Abbott, Class of 2015
"NextGen was the week where everything changed for me. Before this, I felt complacent with my journalism skills and was on the fence between public radio or exploring television as a career opportunity. I can now say without a shadow of doubt that public radio is my calling. It was the hardest week of my life, but it was also the week where I felt most alive. My mentor took my current abilities and pushed them more than I thought I could handle.
- Jonathan Ayestas, Class of 2015
"My time doing the Next Generation Radio training taught me so much more than I could have asked for from a very talented group of professional journalists. It also reminded me of why I love journalism and gave me a newfound love of public radio reporting. Since then, I successfully completed an internship at Capital Public Radio."
- Cintia Lopez, Class of 2015


Contact CapRadio's Senior Editor for Innovation, Catherine Stifter, catherine.stifter@csus.edu