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Freelance Journalists: Contribute to KALW News

KALW News is currently accepting pitches for our radio news magazine Crosscurrents.

KALW’s award-winning news department has always been a place for learning and experimentation and we invite storytellers at all levels to work with us. We air audio stories that cover issues relevant to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Want to send us a pitch? First, read our contributor guide and rate sheet to learn more about our process and what we're looking for. Once you're ready, you can submit your story idea using this form: bit.ly/pitchkalw.

Training Opportunities

If you're just starting out or have no experience in audio journalism, consider applying to one of our training programs:

  • Summer Journalism Training Program: A 3.5-month intensive that's a great opportunity for someone who has a basic level of experience producing radio features and wants to build on that in a supportive, collaborative newsroom. It's a 16-20 hour commitment that includes participating in daily news production, producing news spots and features, and attending five evening seminars that cover topics that include pitching, story structure, editing in ProTools, thinking in sound & scene, digital production & engagement. Learn more.
  • Audio Academy: A nine-month in-depth training program in audio journalism and production. It's a 16-20 hour a week commitment that includes participating in daily news production and producing news spots and features. In this program, we offer 25 evening seminars taught by staff and special guest panelists, covering everything you need to get started in radio and podcasting. Learn more.