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Apply for KALW's Summer High School Podcasting Institute

Ajuan Mance

KALW public media is inviting teenage applicants to a paid Summer Podcasting Institute where students will produce the second season of tbh, a podcast made by, about, and for teenagers.

The Institute will include a select cohort of high school students who will receive guidance in a small group setting exploring how issues dominating the U.S election are impacting young people’s lives. Instruction will be conducted through video conferencing, and if public health measures allow, then in-person meetings will take place as well. 

Participants will build on story ideas and themes tied to social justice — such as racism heightened by the coronavirus outbreak, access to healthcare, transportation issues, and climate change — to create podcasts and radio pieces that will be heard by a broad audience. During the Institute, students will develop the skills to create high-quality work in a rapidly-expanding area of media production where youth voices are underrepresented. 

Topics covered in training and production will include: 

● Listening and reading comprehension ● Pitching stories ● Recording audio ● Finding audio sources ● Researching ● Interviewing ● Writing ● Voicing

With the guidance of a direct instructor along with KALW staff, students in the Institute will create stories for a six-part podcast series about youth and the election, to be distributed in September and October of 2020.

DURATION: June 29 - August 13 (subject to change depending on school schedules ... with possible allowances for timing conflicts) 

DAYS: Tuesday and Thursday instruction — by video conference or in studio (if safely allowable) — and two days of the week with flexible schedule working remotely on reporting and production work 

HOURS: 10am to 2pm by video conference or in studio (with extra time, not on location, required for production) 

LOCATION: Remote or at KALW public radio / 500 Mansell St. / San Francisco, CA 94134 

PAY: $1,000 stipend 

TO APPLY: Please email brief letter of interest, resume, audio and/or writing samples, to kalwapplications@gmail.com by Friday, June 5 with subject line: “KALW Summer Podcasting Institute.”