Useful sites
Updated September 2, 2005 contains multiple resources for producers and fans of radio drama and audiotheater, and here's the national audio theater festivals page.

A List of Native Media Organizations from KOLA, a grassroots human rights organization that was founded in September 1987 on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, South Dakota. was created by Mary Kim Titla, veteran Arizona TV news reporter. Native Youth will target young people between the ages of 12 and 25 and feature articles, poetry, photos and profiles of young Native people across the United States and Canada.

The Public Radio Exchange is for producers who want to reach a bigger audience, for stations looking for new voices and new production styles and for listeners eager to critique the emerging, edgier sounds of public radio. All the audio is posted on the PRX web site; it is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for stations to license works for air. And for listeners to, well, listen--free. PRX is "...a smart solution to the problem of excellent and innovative productions failing to reach wide audiences." (We didn't say that, the Boston Globe did!)

College journalists and their advisers are a dedicated lot. College Media Advisers is a website that covers the state of journalism at colleges and universities. No controversy is avoided in its support of student media.

NPR and Collegiate Broadcasters Inc sponsor a Next Generation Radio project at the annual College Media Conference. Nearly 3,000 advisers and students attend the conference. Radio the way it's meant to be... great narrative story telling, commentary and tools of the trade, high end or low.

At WNYC, Radio Rookies trains young people to use words and sounds to tell true stories about themselves, their families, their communities and the world.

Black College Wire A news service designed to promote the journalistic work of students at predominantly black colleges and universities. It's a project of the Black College Communication Association, an organization for faculty members teaching journalism and mass communications at black colleges and universities.

Youth Radio This sleek, well-designed site is a showcase for the talented teens that make up Youth Radio. Through hands-on practice, working relationships with industry professionals, and production of award-winning programming, Youth Radio students learn the basics of broadcasting. Read their commentaries and interviews, comics, fiction and poetry.

C89.5 FM A radio station operated by students at Seattle's Nathan Hale High School. C89.5 FM has been on the air 24/7 since 1971, broadcasting the newest dance hits. This site features their weekly most requested lists, and articles about the station that have appeared in the Seattle dailies, Rolling Stone, and Teen People.

KVRX-FM, Austin, TX The student radio station of the The University of Texas at Austin. That means students do everything: deejay, promote, solicit record labels for music, raise money, hang around the studio making fun of passers-by — everything.

About Us

Next Generation Radio is a series of one-week, student radio training projects co-sponsored by NPR and several journalist and media organizations. The projects are designed to give students who are interested in radio and journalism an opportunity to report and produce their own radio story.

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Contact us

Read about and listen to the projects from the 2005 season.

Read the list of projects for 2006.

NextGen Website Columnists

Extra Life by
Kyle Orland

Mis-Media by
Chantal de la Rionda

The Stitch by
Maria-Martina Castro

The Inside Guy by
Tom Krymkowski