Tuesday, June 03, 2014
By Patricia Willens : Editor, WNYC News
NYC students representing a wide range of high schools voiced their questions and concerns about the school system straight to people in charge at a WNYC/SchoolBook live event.
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.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
At the 3rd Annual NYC Digital Waves Youth Media Festival: NewsHive @ St. Joseph's College youth came together to produce, report, and make their own stories in just 10 hours.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
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.
Friday, August 30, 2013
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.”
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
June 2013 —
“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.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
As 17-year-old Temityao Fagbenle puts it, "Once you reach high school, weed is a part of your life." Even if you don't smoke, marijuana is at parties, the corners and parks near schools, and sometimes in school stairwells. Radio Rookies Temitayo Fagbenle and Gemma Weiner spent the past several months talking to dozens of teenagers who smoke weed about where they buy it, how much they spend on it, and how they think about risk. Their story airs May 9th, listen here.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
April 2013 —
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.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Rookies DIY: How to do vox pop
The first in a series of videos we’re creating in partnership with the Hive NYC Learning Network, teaches people to produce their own stories using digital media. This animated short, along with the accompanying resources, will help educators teach interviewing skills to students of all ages.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
By giving New York City teenagers the tools to tell stories specific to their realities for over a decade, it is no surprise that Radio Rookies’ stories reflect how some teen issues have evolved over the years. This is especially true when it comes to the thin line between gossiping and bullying. Going through the Rookies archive, one can hear how the emergence of the internet and social media has amplified this issue.
Monday, December 31, 2012
The Brian Lehrer Show is not live today, so we won't be taking any calls. But you can keep the conversation going in the comments section!
A recent cover story from The New Republic looks at the consequences of having children later. Plus: one of WNYC’s Radio Rookies talks about not being totally honest about the challenges of life in America when she talks to her family in Congo; New Yorker film critic David Denby; director and writer Kevin Smith; and James Fallows on China.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Yesterday, one of WNYC's Radio Rookies told her story about not being able to be honest with her family in Congo about how hard life is in the United States. Danielle joins to tell her story, and Kim Nichols of the African Services Committee joins to talk about why it's so difficult to tell the truth about challenges.
The phone lines are open for stories from immigrants about what you tell your family and friends in your home country about life here. Did your expectations meet reality? What do you think they expect to hear about life here? Call in to 212-433-WNYC/9692 or leave your comment below.
Friday, September 23, 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.