Listen to YouthCast: “Short List #5″ from Third Grade Audio. What do sharks, brothers and the heating vent have in common?
Emily Joins YouthCast!
We are very excited to re-introduce Emily Corwin as the new host of YouthCast. Why re-introduce? Emily is the Assistant Programmer of Public Radio Remix, PRX’s 24/7 channel of radio awesomeness, and until a few months ago she worked the PRX help desk. A bonafide PRXpert!
Emily’s also an up and coming maker of radio in her own right. We’re delighted she’s captaining YouthCast, and we’re bidding a fond farewell to the amazing Molly Adams, who ably hosted the ‘Cast for two years. Keep your eyes on these two – they’re headed places.
GPRX Bullying Stories Project
Thanks to a grant from Motorola Mobility Foundation, GPRX recently launched Bullying Stories, A Community Storytelling Project. To kick off the project, we asked youth radio groups to send us pitches for stories on the topic of bullying – and they answered!
At the moment, a panel of youth and adult producers is busily reading through some excellent story proposals. Selected producers will receive an audio storytelling kit, training webinars, and possible inclusion in an hour-long special on bullying which will be shared nationally by PRX. See the GPRX video(starring many of you!) we created for the grant. Updates to follow!
Tools We Like
Some very cool tools have come across the GPRX desk lately:
Super great mic demo from Hunter College. Can’t tell your omnidirectional from your supercardioid? In this very cool demonstration, click on various mic types as a video plays to hear the difference in real time.
Syllabus Exchange from Poynter’s News University is a gold mine of searchable teaching resources, with courses on everything from avoiding bias to multimedia reporting.
“Imagining the Story,” from radio teacher extraordinaire Rob Rosenthal and Transom, explains planning your story before you head into the field (a “narrative to-do list”).
This Just In
Down to the wire! There’s still time to get your proposals in for AIR’s exciting Localore Initiative. Deadline November 10th.