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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.