The Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies is partnering with NPR to host the second-annual Next Generation Radio Boot Camp. The Reynolds School is the only journalism school in the nation to host an NPR boot camp. The camp runs through Friday, May 23. Dean Al Stavitsky worked with Doug Mitchell, who directs the Next Generation training program for NPR, to bring the program to the University of Nevada, Reno.
Six students with diverse backgrounds were chosen to participate. Each earn a $500 stipend for the week. Participants work one-on-one with professionals from NPR and public radio stations around the country to develop multimedia content. Teams will conceive, develop, report, write, edit and produce multimedia segments for broadcast and online distribution. Last year’s content may be viewed here.
Regina Revazova, a former Reynolds School graduate student who graduated from the program in Winter 2013, participated in the 2013 NPR boot camp. She called the experience, “the most valuable experience in terms of storytelling” she had during her time studying at the Reynolds School. Revazova has since graduated and is now working in Washington, D.C. producing segments and booking guests for the NPR program Tell Me More—an opportunity that came as a direct result of her participation in the boot camp last year.
Graduate student Patty Bobek
Class of 2014 Reynolds School graduate Topher Cuellar
Undergraduate student Leo Beas
Undergraduate student Rocio Hernandez
Undergraduate student Walanya Vongsvrates
Undergraduate student Diego Zarazua
2014 Professional Mentors include:
Traci Tong, Public Radio International: http://www.pri.
Jessica Navdziunas KBIA, Mid-Missouri Public Radio: http://kbia.org/people/
Erica Aguilar,Southern California Public Radio: http://www.scpr.org/
Charla Bear, KPLU Seattle: http://www.kplu.org/
Jenny Asarnow, KUOW Seattle News and Information: http://kuow.org/
Tom Krymkowski, technical advisor, NPR
Vanessa Vancour, Reynolds School of Journalism
Nico Colombant, Reynolds School of Journalism