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

Program is open to college students from Central Valley journalism and communications programs. We’re looking for six students with a passion for covering diverse communities from diverse perspectives.

Successful applicants meet these qualifications:

  • Demonstrated journalism and multimedia skills
  • Seeking a career in public media
  • Able to participate during the entire program week
  • OK to apply if you graduated Spring 2016

Participants will:

  • Make connections for a career in public radio
  • Work with public media professionals from NPR stations across the US
  • Learn multimedia production skills through one-to-one mentorship
  • Earn $500

Read this FAQ before you apply.

Apply here. 

No applications will be accepted after midnight, September 23.

Explore http://nextgensacstate.org/ to see 2015 stories.

"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