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Radio Rookies Surprises Danielle With A Graduation Ceremony at WNYC

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

WNYC

Radio Rookies hosted a surprise "graduation" ceremony for 2014 high school graduate Danielle Motindabeka at WNYC. Current and past Radio Rookies from as far back as 2004 came to celebrate along with New York Public Radio staff. 

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Radio Rookie Danielle Finds Out Her Regents Exam Results

Thursday, June 26, 2014

WNYC

Radio Rookie Danielle Motindabeka reported this week that she was taking the US History Regents exam for the fourth and final time. It's the one thing standing in the way of her getting her high school diploma. Danielle went to find out her results.

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New Production Assistant Emily Kwong Was Stuck at Home

Friday, January 03, 2014

WNYC

New Radio Rookies producer Emily Kwong had been waiting to meet the Radio Rookies at their Brooklyn workshop. But the first day she was supposed to go in, she was stuck at home outside of the city because of the early January snow storm.  So she made a fantastic video introducing herself to the Radio Rookies…

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Rookie Spotlight: Cam Johnson

Monday, November 25, 2013

Meet Cam Johnson, one of five students in Radio Rookies Short Wave multimedia workshop. Cam is a student at Facing History High School. For the past eight weeks, he's been hard at work producing a story about the personal cost of bullying.

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Dear Mayor de Blasio: Messages From NYC Teens

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

WNYC

Listen and watch the messages that teens from around NYC recorded for Mayor-elect de Blasio. After taking part in a live chat about relations between young people and the police, participants shared their viewpoints by creating messages for the incoming mayor.

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DIY TOOLKIT: How to report your own story

Sunday, September 15, 2013

WNYC

This animated short is part of a toolkit of DIY videos we’re creating in partnership with the Hive NYC Learning Network.  Educators can use this DIY to teach students of all ages to report stories about their own lives.

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Teens Design Tools to Fight Sexual Cyber Bullying

Friday, August 30, 2013

WNYC

It was one of the last days of summer before heading back to school and 25 NYC teenagers were clustered around laptops and easel paper, trying to map out their pitches for new tech tools to fight sexual cyber bullying.   They were minutes away from presenting their ideas to a panel of judges.  17-year-old Radio Rookie Temitayo Fagbenle scanned the room and called the scene “a bit surreal.”

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Design Challenge Pitches About to Begin

Thursday, August 29, 2013

WNYC

Five teams of teenagers are in the final minutes of honing their pitches for a new tools to combat sexual cyber bullying. 

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Radio Rookies DIY Workshop with DreamYard

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

WNYC

On July 2, 2013 Radio Rookies teamed up with the organization DreamYard for a Do-it-Yourself (DIY) workshop on how to produce stories through interviews and digital media. The DreamYard kids were an enthusiastic group who were eager to learn how to conduct their own interviews.

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Graduation Night!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WNYC

“Every time I say something, it doesn’t sound right.  It sounds like gibberish, random words put together,” Radio Rookie Aura Briceno narrates in her co-reported story Losing Language,  “but I’m trying now, for my grandmother.”  While Aura’s Chilean parents spoke to her in English growing up, fellow Rookie Reporter Grisel Isidor spoke Spanish at home, English in school, and now slips easily between the two. Aura and Grisel's story was one of five pieces celebrated at the Radio Rookies listening party and graduation on Tuesday, July 18th at WNYC. 

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Editing Neighborhood to Neighborhood

Thursday, May 09, 2013

WNYC

We have rough drafts of the stories!  It’s always satisfying after all the interviews and logging audio, to have something in a rough form, something to respond to and shape.

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Getting the Bearings

Saturday, May 04, 2013

WNYC

Over a decade ago, I was a Radio Rookie myself. A lot has happened since then -- high school, college, and various jobs -- but I recently found myself drawn back to radio as an intern. Throughout the last few months, I have had the opportunity to help lead the Short Wave multimedia workshop, an after school program held in two high schools in lower Manhattan.

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Interviewing an Immigration Expert

Thursday, April 25, 2013

WNYC

After several sessions of brainstorming ideas for story topics, the current cohort of Neighborhood to Neighborhood Radio Rookies have settled into their groups based on their topic preferences and interests.  The student reporters are now delving into one of the most important stages of the process -- conducting interviews. 

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One Teen's Take: The Media’s Imprint on Sexual Cyber Bullying

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WNYC

Many teenagers see derogatory, sexual references like slut, whore and ho made by and about our peers on a near-daily basis in our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. But how do we react? Do we laugh it off and comment, like the majority of the populace? Or do we stick up for our buddies, risking our own image and likability?  Until last week, my answer was the first of the two: I embraced complacency.

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Teens Tackle Sexual Cyberbullying at Town Hall

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WNYC

According to a group of New York City teenagers, sexually explicit content involving their classmates is a regular occurrence in their social media lives and mostly, they said, they ignored it and kept on scrolling. But they acknowledged that they could do more to limit the bullying and “slut shaming” they see.

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Addressing Social Issues Through Youth Media

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WNYC

Check out our Storify presentation from the 2013 Digital Media and Learning Conference to learn how we teach young people to address social issues and personal stories through digital media.  

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Multimedia Workshop in Full Swing

Friday, March 08, 2013

Radio Rookies' spring multimedia storytelling workshop launched just a few short weeks ago, and students from two high schools in lower Manhattan made their way to the downtown WNYC station for the first meeting.

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Op-Ed: My Own Path to Citizenship

Thursday, February 14, 2013

"The ceremony took hours, but it wasn't until I walked out with my citizenship certificate that I finally felt claimed."

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Teens and Guns: Reflections from Radio Rookies

Thursday, January 31, 2013

WNYC

We decided to check in with Rookie Graduates in different communities to ask them how they feel about guns. They rated how easy it is to get a gun in their neighborhood on a scale of 1 to 10 [1 being very easy, 10 being very hard]. 

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Op-Ed: Still Living in Gun City

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"I am a life-long resident of Bushwick, Brooklyn - a beautiful community besieged by gun violence" - Jesus Gonzalez.

*Mr. Gonzalez will be live chatting about gun control and school safety with Radio Rookies and Youth Radio from 1-2pm.

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