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Radio Rookies Remembers One of Their Own: Keith Tingman

Friday, April 24, 2015

The radio story Keith Tingman reported when he was just 15 has helped young people with parents in jail. That is part of Keith's legacy, in a life that ended too soon.
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Radio Rookies

Remembering Keith Tingman Jr.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

WNYC
It’s with deep sadness I’m writing this post. Radio Rookies has lost a valued member of our community. Former Rookie Reporter Keith Tingman died on February 12. We remember him here.
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Schoolbook

NYC Students Debate 'The Talk' Parents Give Them About Police

Friday, December 05, 2014

A group of Harlem teens discuss "the talk" their parents give them about interacting with police: "You need to be safe, don't worry about your rights, just make sure you're alive."
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Garner Decision Galvanizes NYC High School Activists

Friday, December 05, 2014

WNYC
High school activists are demonstrating, launching Facebook campaigns, and teaching others as the impact of the Eric Garner grand jury decision ripples through their lives.
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Radio Rookies

Nine People, One Bedroom: A Teen's Take on Life In Poverty

Monday, September 22, 2014

WNYC
Jairo Gomez's nine-person family lives in a one-bedroom apartment. He knows education is the way out of poverty, but sometimes being poor makes it difficult to make good choices.

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The Takeaway

A Teen Dad's Struggle to Become a Better Father

Friday, June 13, 2014

Marvin Ramos is a teenage dad from a family of young fathers. He says that not having a father left him without a good role model when the time came for him to be a parent.

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Radio Rookies

DIY Radio Rookies Toolkit

Monday, May 19, 2014

WNYC
If you’re a teenager interested in reporting your own stories or an educator looking for some tools for your students to learn about journalism, you’ve come to the right place!  

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Teens are Losing More Sleep Than Ever

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

That most teenagers are walking around sleep deprived won't come as a shock to parents or teachers. Radio Rookie Temitayo Fagbenle got her friends to share why they aren't sleeping and what, exactly, they're doing during those late-night hours.

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Introducing the DIY Radio Rookies Toolkit and Comic Book!

Friday, January 31, 2014

WNYC

If you ever wondered how Radio Rookies stories are produced or want to teach young people the art of audio production, check out our DIY Radio Rookies Toolkit. The materials are embedded within the comic book below, "The Making of a Radio Rookies Story", which follows the dramatic tale of Keith Harris from day one of workshop to the morning his story airs.  Click on the small icons throughout the comic for work sheets, tips, links, and animated shorts.  If you or students you work with use the toolkit to create your own stories, please share them with us at radiorookies@wnyc.org.  

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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…

Check it out here!

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Youth Reporters Use Multimedia Chops to Grab Next Mayor’s Attention

Monday, October 21, 2013

What happens when you give young people resources, mentoring and a deadline to tell a story? A marathon media festival finds out.

 

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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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Schoolbook

Mayoral Hopefuls Ditch Kids at Youth Debate

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Several youth groups organized a forum for the mayoral candidates that focused on issues of concern to young New Yorkers. Six out of 10 candidates showed up but not for long. After the second question, the panel had dwindled to two and students felt dissed.

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Teens: Weed is Part of Life

Thursday, May 09, 2013

WNYC

Listen to a story from two teenagers who offer an inside look at the current culture of marijuana, and hear their takeaway on what parents should think about if they find a joint in their kid's bedroom.

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The Mary Jane Mindset: Teenagers and Marijuana

Thursday, May 09, 2013

WNYC

As 17-year-old Radio Rookie Temitayo 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.

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Schoolbook

Teens Tackle Sexual Cyberbullying at Town Hall

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WNYC

Teenagers at a recent forum said social media outlets should do more to police explicit content involving minors while friends need to shift the shaming from the person in the photo to the person who violated her or his privacy by posting the images online.

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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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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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Schoolbook

Teens Say Online Shaming is a Familiar But Confusing Issue

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

A Radio Rookies story on sexual cyberbullying sparked a classroom discussion among students from the Academy for Young Writers who said they regularly encounter sexually explicit material online that involves their own classmates or friends.

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