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Young Multimedia Journalists to be Trained in Seattle

Young Multimedia Journalists to be Trained in Seattle

Sep 24, 2014 1:07 PM

SEATTLE�KUOW, KPLU, NPR and College Broadcasters, Inc. will host heir first Student Multimedia Project, which will coincide with CBI”s National Student Electronic Media Conference in Seattle, Oct. 20-25, 2014.

The organizers describe it as a week-long opportunity for college and graduate students to learn from professional journalists.

The Student Multimedia Project will emphasize multimedia storytelling focused on character development. Those selected will each find a person to focus on for their story and will then produce a radio story about the person and also create second version intended for online use.

A committee of journalists will select up to six students to pair one-to-one with public media journalists and college multimedia instructors from around the country. Three students will be selected from the Seattle/Tacoma area.

Mentors for the project are Amara Aguilar of the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Journalism; LaToya Dennis of Milwaukee Public Radio; Sarah Hulett of Michigan College Broadcasters, Inc. Radio; Kyle Stokes of KPLU Seattle-Tacoma and Traci Tong of �The World� from PRI, BBC and WGBH Boston.

�NPR and its member stations support the project because it allows us to discover and grooma diverse pool of young talent,� said NPR Consultant and Project Manager Doug Mitchell. �The project gives public media professionals a chance to see if students have what it takes to do the work and lets our industry build a pipeline of new professionals who understand our way of storytelling.�

College Broadcasters Inc. represents students involved in radio, television, webcasting and other related media ventures.