Are you a Philly-based print reporter looking to venture into audio storytelling? AIR and WHYY are partnering to offer a weekend-long audio training bootcamp, January 11–12, that will provide print journalists with the skills they need to expand their career into radio news reporting. WHYY, an NPR member station, is seeking to expand its pipeline of contributors available to pitch story ideas on a freelance basis

The training is free. Nine selected individuals will work with award-winning radio journalists, editors and audio producers. After, they will have access to guidance on story ideas from WHYY’s news directors and editors. All participants will receive the opportunity to directly pitch a story, with a focus on diverse, local voices, to WHYY editors.

You must be able to commit to the full weekend and complete readings/listening homework assigned prior to the training session. On the first day of training, be prepared to briefly describe a freelance story you would like to pitch to WHYY. 

Who is eligible:

  • Print and online journalists creating independently or for media outlets and working in the Philadelphia metro area (including South Eastern Pennsylvania, South and Central New Jersey, and Delaware).
  • Recent graduates of college or university journalism programs (this includes associate's degrees).
  • Individuals working with community based news organizations
  • Individuals with a laptop computer with at least 1GB RAM and the ability to download Hindenburg audio editing software from the Web (click here for more specs).

You will receive a complimentary one-year membership or one-year renewal to AIR. Apply by Tuesday, December 17 at 8pm ET.

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