Radio Rookies

Radio Rookies is “a New York Public Radio initiative that provides teenagers with the tools and training to create radio stories about themselves, their communities and their world.” Produced episodes of the audio documentary series are available as a podcast.

Since 1999, Radio Rookies has been conducting workshops at partnering organizations across all five boroughs New York, training young people to report on their lives and communities. During these 6-9-month-long workshops Radio Rookies learn the basics of radio journalism: from how to conduct an interview and develop a story to how to craft a script and digitally edit their audio.