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Know an Amazing Student Journalist?

Encourage them to apply for CapRadio's Next Generation Radio training week October 15-20, 2017.

NPR's acclaimed Next Generation Radio training is coming back to Capital Public Radio this October. We're looking for six talented student journalists enrolled at northern California and southern Oregon colleges and universities to participate in this state-of-the-art training week in California's Capitol.

Successful candidates will work one-on-one with professional mentors producing first-person, multimedia stories.

Students' expenses will be kept to a minimum with travel, accommodations and most meals covered by the program. Each participating student will receive a $500 stipend.

Online application will be available September 3, 2017.
No applications accepted after September 24, 2017, midnight.

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

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

"My experience with Next Gen Radio served as a rites of passage into the world of journalism. It takes skill and self esteem to become a true journalist. From pitching my leading ideas, to my first feature production, I earned my media and broadcast confidence."
- Marianna Sousa, Class of 2016 
"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 Chief Content Officer, Joe Barr.