Calling All Journalists!

Tired of counting column inches or fighting for 10 extra seconds for your package?
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Behold public radio!

Here you can write for the web and produce stories for air that are up to four minutes in length.

Spoiler alert: Reporting is reporting -- in print, online, and on air. But there are also big differences when it comes to telling a story for the ear. And, if you’re any kind of reporter -- print, digital, television, commercial radio -- and you're interested, we’d love to teach you.

What We Are Offering

St. Louis Public Radio is offering a free, two-day intensive introduction to public radio journalism for experienced professionals who might be interested in learning more about our branch of the news industry. Space is limited, so we’ll be asking interested journalists to apply.

The workshop itself is free. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

All journalists are welcome, and we especially hope to see applications from journalists of color.

Why We Are Offering It

Chad Davis - Race and Culture Fellow
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Public radio is growing. That’s a big deal. If you’re reading this, chances are you already listen to public radio and you value it. As we grow, we want our newsrooms to reflect both the country’s diversity and the communities we cover and call home.

At the very least, you’ll leave this training with a sense of new possibilities. Whether you’re interested in broadening your skill set, starting a podcast or pursuing a career change, you’ll have new resources.

This training is made possible by the Sharing America collaborative, a four-station initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Training sessions at each station are built into the grant.

Applications are due on October 15, 2018.

Applications due October 15, 2018.


Friday, November 30
Saturday, December 1, 2018

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
with breakfast and lunch provided

St. Louis Public Radio
3651 Olive Street | St. Louis, Missouri 63108

First Day

We’ll spend the first day orienting you to the basics:

  • the philosophies and best practices of storytelling with sound and public radio journalism;
  • how radio journalism differs from print, television and digital-first platforms;
  • the challenges and joys of radio

Second Day

We’ll spend the second day introducing you to our cool equipment. You’ll get a taste of:

  • studio and field equipment and recording techniques;
  • writing for radio;
  • editing software and sound-mixing techniques.
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