Friday, September 02, 2011
Thursday, September 01, 2011
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
July 30, 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.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
What does it mean for young people to come out in the age of Lady Gaga? Bebe tells her uncle that she's bisexual, but as a gay man who struggled with harassment and bullying through his whole childhood, he suspects Bebe is just trying to be cool and doesn't understand the weight of her words. Bebe decides to take a closer look.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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.
Friday, March 18, 2011
The 9/11 Generation Speaks: This spring and summer, WNYC’s Radio Rookies, is holding a workshop to help young people tell stories about growing up in the New York area since 9/11. We are looking for people for whom 9/11 was, in some way, a pivotal moment in their growth. Ideally, participants will range from kids who lost family members to those impacted less directly by 9/11 and its aftermath: maybe they lived near the World Trade Center; perhaps the attacks changed their lives because of their parents' line of work or their family's religion; maybe their own convictions have been challenged or led them to take some action. We know that 9/11 affected different people in many different ways, and we hope to be surprised by some of the stories young people have to tell.
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.