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Radio Rookies Hosts Live Chat For Teens on Sexual Cyberbullying

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WNYC

Radio Rookies hosted an in-class live chat to coincide with a new story about sexual cyberbullying. Rookie Reporter Temitayo Fagbenle hosted a facilitated online conversation for high school students to discuss the issues her story brings to light.

 

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Radio Rookies at MozFest

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

In November, Radio Rookies took part in the Mozilla Festival -- in London! The festival is all about teaching everyone to be a webmaker. Presenters come to show off their own hard work but are also there to teach young people and educators their skills.  People have the chance to actually use the tools they learn to make things there at Moz Fest. 

 

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Sandy in The Rockaways: When the Ocean Met the Bay

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Jessica Klein grew up in The Rockaways, and Rookie Grad turned Rookie Producer, Veralyn Williams followed her as she made her way to her parents' house after the storm.

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The Ripple Effects of Digital Waves

Friday, October 26, 2012

Three cheers for another successful year! Bravo to our youth organizers who did an incredible job of creating what is a now a great tradition of bringing together youth, youth media enthusiasts and media professionals! 

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Remembering Uncle Jhonnie this Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Monday, September 10, 2012

WNYC

I've had Sickle Cell Anemia since the day I was born—17 years ago. Despite what some of my friends think, Sickle Cell is not a disease you can get rid of! September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month and I thought I’d take the time to remember my Uncle Jhonnie.

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2012 NYC Digital Waves Media Slam

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The game is on! You can now enter to win cash prizes and bragging rights as this year's festival slam competition is now accepting entries.   

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Sex, Harassment & Video Games

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Recently a New York Times article delved into the issue of online gaming and sexual harassment. “Sexism, racism, homophobia and general name-calling are longstanding facts of life in certain corners of online video games.” But when do we draw the line?

When online gaming becomes a type of misogynistic and bigoted-bullying that goes beyond the world of avatars.

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"Bully" Movie Screening

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WNYC

Radio Rookies attend "Bully" Movie Screening at the Village Cinema, hosted by Hive Learning Network.  

Alex, "Bully" Movie

Scene, "Bully" Movie

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Rookies Trip To The Catskills

Monday, July 09, 2012

Radio Rookies took a trip to the Catskills -- tasting a bit of fresh air, away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoyed the star filled night skies.  The trip was a tremendous success (we didn't get eaten by any bears!).

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Celebration of a Great Teacher

Monday, March 05, 2012

With the pressure of standardized tests, being graded by your boss and having those grades made public, and managing over-capacity classrooms with limited resources, we doubt that anyone would say it's easy to be a NYC public school teacher.  So in honor of all the teachers in our city, here's an oldie but a goodie from the Radio Rookies archives: Teacher, one boy's celebration of a teacher's life and work.

 

 

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Reporting tips from WNYC's Ailsa Chang

Thursday, December 01, 2011

WNYC

As part of our current Neighborhood to Neighborhood workshop, a group of Rookies are reporting on the NYPD's Stop and Frisk policing policy in public housing projects on the Lower East Side. WNYC's award-winning reporter Ailsa Chang has reported extensively on stop and frisk. She met with Rookie Reporters Temitayo Fagbenle and Vincent Marrero to give them some ideas about how to deepen their investigation.

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Lack of Incentive to Stay In School

Monday, November 28, 2011

A recent New York Times article reveals that 41 percent of Mexicans in New York City between 16 and 19 have dropped out of high school, which is the highest drop out rate for any population in the city.   A few years ago Radio Rookies aired this story from Radio Rookie Christian about the extremely limited options available to him as an undocumented youth, even if he did finish high school and go to college.

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Hive Pop-Up at the Mozilla Festival in London

Sunday, November 06, 2011

WNYC

Radio Rookies producers and Grad Rookie Rayon Wright are in London as part of the Hive Learning Network for the Mozilla Festival. The Festival brings together web and media makers to explore the frontiers of the open web. Young Londoners came out and learned to make audio podcasts, hack and remix boardgames and websites, become video reporters and design a digital hang-out space.

 

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Neighborhood to Neighborhood Multimedia Workshop

Friday, October 28, 2011

WNYC

We're currently trying something new: running two simultaneous workshops and calling it Neighborhood to Neighborhood. In partnership with Facing History and Ourselves, Radio Rookies will be producing multimedia stories about their neighborhoods in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and the Lower East Side of Manhattan. 

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Bronx Rookie reports on growing up in poverty

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

WNYC

Recent census data shows poverty rates are climbing all over the country and children are being hit particularly hard, with one in five of them living below the poverty line.  In 2009, Rookie Reporter Miguelina “Erikka” Diaz reported on how the stress of being poor affected her and her family as they struggled to pay the bills and find money for the extras that kids always need, like money for class trips and senior prom. The Pew Hispanic Center reports that more Latino children are living in poverty than children of any other racial or ethnic group.

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Radio Rookies Featured in TakePart Video

Friday, September 23, 2011

Check out this beautiful video produced by TakePart about how Radio Rookie Erin Reeg reported on her experiences after 9/11.  It gives a real window into the process of making a Radio Rookies story and how the staff facilitates helping people report and tell their own stories.

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Radio Rookies Joins Hive Learning Network NYC at World Maker Faire NYC 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DIY (Do It Yourself) galore at World Maker Faire NYC 2011

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Scavenger Hunt at Maker Faire 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Graduate Rookie, Hawa Lee, participates in Mouse Squad's Scavenger Hunt at Maker Faire 2011.

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Hackasaurus Design Challenge at Young Maker Pavilion

Saturday, September 17, 2011

On Saturday, September 17th Graduate Rookie, Andrea Lee Torres takes part in one of the Design Challenges by Hackasaurus.org at World Maker Faire 2011 with Hive Learning NYC.  Andrea tells us about her experience.

 

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