The Next Generation Radio 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. This project for university students was produced at WUNC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in June 2017.
Read and listen to our stories:
Mary Mikels has been singing all her life. Now, she hopes the show will start her down the path of stardom. | Read and listen
After his brother died, he renovated a house. Now he wants people to come visit — and rethink how they see Muslims in their neighborhood. | Read and listen
Pierce Freelon defines himself through his work as an artist, activist and now — he hopes — as mayor of Durham. | Read and listen
The Tapp family has been serving up soul food in Durham for 60 years. The restaurant remains as a reminder of the African-American community’s thriving past. | Read and listen
In North Carolina, it’s difficult to be Muslim in the LGBTQ rights movement — and to be queer in the Muslim community. Even so, Qasima Wideman and Eva Panjwani are getting married. | Read and listen
I started the week thinking that a broadcast radio weeklong program would be easy for me. I quickly discovered how wrong I was.
I walked into WUNC all smiles and jokes to fool everyone into thinking I was confident. Plot twist–I was terrified.
It’s hard to believe that I was ever anxious about the folks I would be spending the next week with.
We are finding, coaching and training public media's next generation. This #nextgenradio project is created in partnership with North Carolina Public Radio WUNC. Learn more about Next Generation Radio and upcoming programs.