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Jamie Diep

Jamie Diep is a junior at the University of Oregon studying music performance, anthropology and Chinese. They work as a podcast producer and desk editor for the Daily Emerald where they’ve produced and edited podcasts about food, video games, and more. They also work as a radio DJ for KWVA Eugene. In their free time, Diep enjoys baking, playing video games and listening to movie soundtracks. They aspire to work as a journalist covering food, education and the arts.

A week of chaos and clarity

Above all else, this week has been illuminating to me as to what working in journalism is like. For the past couple years, I’ve felt lost. I’ve been focusing so much on getting prerequisites done for my majors that I ended up just going through the motions. I love...

Catilina Duque

Cat Duque is an aspiring documentary filmmaker out of Vancouver, Washington. Duque has written several articles for Clark College’s student ran media The Indy where she also served as a photo editor. She enjoys compelling visuals and social stories that enlighten the public.

No rest for the wicked

I never had a desire to work in journalism. I enrolled in journalism 101 as a credit requirement for my associates in arts degree. I always knew I wanted a career in the media, a job holding a camera, but I never expected it to be journalism. I discovered how much I...

Ravleen Kaur

Ravleen Kaur is a writer and multimedia journalist based in Portland, Oregon. She is a recent graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she concentrated in multimedia and narrative writing. In the past, Kaur has worked in roles that have involved local reporting, oral history documentation, and open source investigation. She’s interested in reporting on immigration, gender, race and human rights, and is always looking to capture intricate personal narratives through multiple mediums.

Bringing a vision to life

It’s been an enlightening experience with so many insights and so much learning packed into one week. In the past, I had always been intimidated by the challenge of handling gear and all the technical components that go into recording an audio story. NextGen helped me...

Charlotte Powers

Charlotte Powers is a recent graduate of Lewis & Clark College and is pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. Even though she majored in history, Powers loves politics and aspires to be the next Rachel Maddow. She is most invested in issues regarding reproductive rights, LGBTQ equality, racial equality, immigration rights, intersectional women’s rights and climate change. In her free time, you can find Powers repotting plants, reading, collaging and listening to either NPR or Joni Mitchell.

Teamwork is essential

NPR NextGenRadio is a fantastic program that I would highly recommend to anyone interested in bolstering their skills in broadcast journalism. While I was not able to conduct my interview in person, I still learned a lot about interview etiquette, audio recording...


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 Oregon Public Broadcasting in July 2021.

  • Managing Editor – Traci Tong, Editor, Public Media Journalists Association
  • Digital Editors – Amara Aguilar, University of Southern California; and Kylene Yumul, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Audio Tech – Selena Seay-Reynolds, Freelancer Audio Engineer, Los Angeles
  • Illustrators – Yunyi Dai, Baltimore; Lauren Ibanez, Houston; Ard Su, New York; and Emily Whang, Los Angeles
  • Visuals – Erica Lee, Freelance Visual Journalist, Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Web Developer – Robert Boos, Metropolitan State, Minneapolis

Our journalist/mentors for this project were:

  • Mariana Dale, Early Childhood Education Reporter, KPCC
  • Elizabeth Miller, Education Reporter, Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • Donald Orr, Joan Cirillo Emerging Journalists Fellow, Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • Meerah Powell, Higher Education Reporter, Oregon Public Broadcasting

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