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Youth Radio Workshop, Pt.1

July 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am EDT

When young people get behind the mic, we are offered fresh perspectives on the world around us. In this workshop, youth will be guided on creating radio content from idea conception, question development, and recording strategies in part one to editing of recording, header and footer narration, and preparation for broadcast in part two. Participants will hear their story broadcast on Sanctuary Radio’s Hudson Mohawk Magazine.

Youth Sanctuary and Hudson Mohawk Magazine are coming together to offer this two-part workshop for young journalists at a time when media literacy is more important than ever. This workshop will foster a young person’s visions and encourage critical thinking. Participating youth should come with an adult who will support the young person where needed and help to get a recording before part two. No experience is required- we have volunteers to assist.

Part 1 (July 8): Idea Development & Interview Training
Part 2 (July 29): Editing Story & Station IDs

Part 1:
– Review the basics of journalism such as objectivity, etc.
– Work on creating a story concept and planning to reach out to potential interviewees.
– Practice interviewing and how to record conversations.
– Create a plan to record interviews over the next three weeks.

Ideas for radio stories:
– Visit an aquarium, a park, or an event and report on the experience. Maybe ask an employee questoins for some additional context.
– Get an interview with someone who interests you. This could be someone in your dream career, a family member, or someone who impacts your life.
– Think about the things that interest you. How can this become a story? Let’s brainstorm during this workshop!

This workshop is modeled off of the work that our two youngest producers have done to create radio content with support of a parent. Hear an interview with Matilda Rinker-Tennant and Carolyn Tennant about creating radio content. Hear Nikolai Nagel-Dreby and Moses Nagel talk about their work creating radio in this HMM special.

Youth Sanctuary Radio

3361 6th Ave
Troy, 12180 United States
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We are committed to lowering the barriers to access for events at The Sanctuary for Independent Media. For people who are hard of hearing or deaf, blind or low-vision, or whose physical limitations can interfere with a satisfying experience, let us know two weeks in advance so we can make appropriate arrangements.

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