Next Generation RadioWHYY Philadelphia 2018
We are finding, coaching and training public media’s next generation. This #nextgenradio project is created in partnership with WHYY public media, Philadelphia, where six talented student journalists are participating in this week-long state-of-the-art training program.
Overcoming homelessness and poverty with the help of a community garden
From a “dirt poor” beginning, Corem Coreano triumphs over homelessness and develops confidence in himself.
BY JANELLE WHARTON
When a tragic accident takes away his first dream, Nathan Schlingmann finds a new one.
BY KAITY KLINE
A North Philadelphia neighborhood, surrounded by gentrification, has seen two acres of vacant land transform into the Life Do Grow Farm—a place the community calls their refuge.
BY ALLIE AMATO
After struggling with the thoughts that tortured her for years, a woman learns to live alongside them.
BY CHRISTINA STELLA
Why one woman decided to give up a six-figure salary to run for U.S. Congress. Three years in, she hasn’t given up — despite some people telling her to quit.
BY AYAH ALKHARS
A Mexican immigrant overcomes societal borders through barbering.
BY ROY AGUILAR
Being a student of journalism in the digital age, however, I knew that this audio reporting experience would be fruitful; because not only does it emphasize the importance of sound in a multimedia project, but it’s also a fresh approach to reporting that would enhance my abilities as a storyteller.
At the end of this week, I can reflect and say that I am glad my original idea didn’t work. Coming up with a new idea also meant coming up with a new interview subject. If I had not gutted my first story, I would have never met my subject Corem Coreano, who was one of the most insightful and brightest people I could have ever met.