Saturday, September 17, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Saturday September 17th & Sunday September 18th, World Maker Faire comes to NYC. Maker Faire brings inventors, creators, and thinkers of all ages to show off their ideas and learn from each other. This year's event is being held at New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY. Radio Rookies will be at the event as part of HIVE Learning Network NYC.
Saturday, September 03, 2011
In her Radio Rookies story, we hear clips of Erin's interview with her father about what he went through on September 11th, 2001. Here, listen to an extended version of their conversation.
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Monday, August 01, 2011
After months of preparation for the NYC Digital Waves Youth Media Festival, it finally arrived on Saturday July 30th - as it quickly came it also quickly passed. I miss the festival already. But maybe it was part of the appeal so we would hunger more for next year! Even as someone who planned this event I didn't feel like, "finally it's done now move on," (maybe a tiny bit), but I want more.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
An inspiring day so far at the first ever NYC Digital Waves Festival. Hands on workshops, amazing speakers, raffles, food (of course), information about career paths, and--upcoming-- NYC's first ever, cut throat, fast-paced, high stakes Audio Slam. More blog posts coming soon with video from breakout sessions and panel discussions. Stay tuned....
Monday, July 25, 2011
Radio Rookie Eric "Grayson" Leinung performs twice a week at the midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Some of Eric's fellow 9/11 Workshop Rookies and producers got to watch him perform in drag in honor of Pride.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Friday, July 01, 2011
Entries wanted for the Audio Slam Throwdown at the 2011 NYC Digital Waves Youth Media Festival. The Audio Slam brings the live action of a battle of the bands to the world of produced audio. The idea is to create a competition for audio producers that delivers the adrenaline rush of a live performance in the intense atmosphere of a poetry slam.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Coming on June 15th the first in our latest batch of Radio Rookies stories, which will air every Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of the month. First up, we'll hear from Alicia, who comes from a mixed-status home, meaning that half of her family are U.S. citizens, the other half are not. Some people consider her an "anchor baby", but Alicia just feels confused about the expectations her parents have of her, as a citizen, and the guilt she feels that her sister lives under the fear of deportation. And on Thursday a story about Facebook drama....
Thursday, May 05, 2011
An article in Wednesday's New York Times, “9/11 Inspires Patriotism and Celebration” (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/04/us/04youth.html), talks about the generation that’s come of age in a post-September 11th world, in the shadow of two wars. The piece quotes historian Neil Howe as saying that for young people today “this is a Harry Potter vignette, and Voldemort is dead.” Is it that clear cut?
Monday, May 02, 2011
Radio Rookies started our workshop on Saturday for young people with stories tell and to report about the impact of September 11th in their lives. We spent much of the day getting refreshers on how to use the equipment, learning about microphone placement, and going over interview techniques. After a day focusing on the lighter side of reporting (interviews about first crushes and collecting the sounds of Soho), everyone shared a little about what brought them to participate in the workshop. Even though it was two days before the news broke about Osama bin Laden's death, the dreadful legacy of September 11th was still very fresh for everyone in the room. Coming soon: an introduction to the new Rookies.
Saturday, March 05, 2011
With some help from the Radio Rookies staff, the ESL students of Millenium Art Academy have been learning the art of radio production. The students are very proud to present a montage of some of the work they have completed over the course of the semester on the topics of immigration and education.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Teachers all over NYC use Rookies stories in their classrooms, and some want to take it a step further by teaching their students to create their own radio. But not everyone's a radio producer, so Radio Rookies is helping some of these teachers learn the basics of recording, editing and mixing so that more young people have the opportunity to tell their stories.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Short Wave Rookies Ailyn Perez, Kedwein Valdez and Lewis Escano had only six weeks to find a story on Roosevelt Island and produce an audio slideshow. They heard rumors about one of Roosevelt Island's known characters: Noel the Fisherman. They searched for him, wandering up and down Roosevelt Island's Main Street, only to realize that the infamous Noel wasn't the only character out there. Although they weren't able to find Noel on Roosevelt Island before their deadline, they were able to talk to him on the phone. Listen here to a clip from their conversation.
Saturday, December 04, 2010
On November 12, 2010, classes from ten New York City public high schools, along with teachers, administrators, journalists and journalism educators from around the country, convened at Baruch College in Manhattan. Rookie Reporter Brianna Fugate was in attendance at the conference.