RadioActive Spring 2014 Application

February 18 – May 1, 2014
(see Program Details for full dates)

At KUOW Public Radio
4518 University Way NE, Suite 310
Seattle WA 98105

Buses: 30, 71, 72, 73, 373, 43, 44, 48, 49
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WHAT IS RADIOACTIVE?

RadioActive Youth Media is a program of KUOW 94.9FM / Puget Sound Public Radio, Seattle’s NPR news station. RadioActive creates a space where youth delight in discovering public radio journalism; it supports young people’s growth as media makers by sharing access to public radio’s knowledge, skills, and institutions.

In this fun, rigorous, and hands-on workshop you’ll learn about journalism, audio recording, audio editing, interviewing, writing for broadcast, and speaking on the air. You’ll create a feature story on a topic you choose that will be posted on the KUOW Web site. <b>This is a paid opportunity – you will earn a stipend of $375 for creating a story.</b> You’ll also have the opportunity to stay involved as a RadioActive Advanced Youth Producer after the program ends.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?
• Young people age 16-18. You must be 16 years old as of February 15, 2014.
• Youth who are excited to use digital media to tell true stories.
• Youth who are engaged in the world and are always asking questions.
• Youth who are strong writers and want to express themselves through sound.
• Note: This program is not a platform to promote a cause or a point of view - it’s a journalism program where you learn about a subject and share all sides of the story.

PROGRAM DETAILS:
• The program starts on Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 and ends on Thursday, May 1, 2014.
• Workshops are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00-7:00pm. We also meet Friday, February 21st from 10am-2pm, Saturday, March 1st from 11am-4pm, and Saturday, April 26th from 11am-4pm.
• Workshops are held at KUOW’s studios at 4518 University Way NE Suite 310, Seattle 98105.
• KUOW is accessible by Metro bus routes 30, 43, 44, 48, 49, 71, 72, 73, and 373.
• RadioActive provides snacks for students, and bus tickets as needed.
• A final celebration will take place on Saturday, May 3 from 5-7 pm.
• The program is free – all youth who complete the program will earn $50.
• Youth who complete the program will receive a free copy of Adobe Audition audio editing software.
• No previous broadcasting or journalism experience is necessary.

PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS:
• Come on time and stay for the whole workshop. Attendance to all workshops is mandatory.
• Complete outside work on time (you’ll put in extra time to complete your stories).
• Work on your own and in small groups.
• Treat our mentors, peers, selves, equipment, and meeting space with respect.
• Have fun, be creative and take risks!


WHAT KIND OF STORIES DO RADIOACTIVE PRODUCERS MAKE?
Follow these links for stories from past programs. Get inspired by what you can create!
• ‘What Are Little Boys Made Of?’ by Nina Tran:
http://www.prx.org/pieces/83370-what-are-little-boys-made-of
• ‘Finding Peace: From Ethiopian Refugee to United States Citizen’ by Yafiet Bezabih:
http://www.kuow.org/post/finding-peace-ethiopian-refugee-united-states-citizen
• ‘Macklemore's ‘Thrift Shop’ Changes Teens' Shopping Habits’ by Varun Dhananjaya
http://www.kuow.org/post/macklemores-thrift-shop-changes-teens-shopping-habits
• ‘Makah Filmmaker Fights Stereotypes One Story At A Time,’ by Rachel Lam http://kuow.org/post/makah-filmmaker-fights-stereotypes-one-story-time

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PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION BY MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22.

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