WNIJ is dedicated to training the next generation of reporters. Members of our news team spent the last three Monday nights working with Northern Illinois University students as they learned more about what makes public radio special, and how they can get involved in their communities. It’s a class we call "Public Radio 101."
The inaugural class took place last fall.
Graduates are invited to work with WNIJ journalists on projects and stories. They use professional equipment and receive professional guidance in preparing their work.
Participants for the most recent class include: Ibrahim Baig, Ross Beach, Darius Dauzvardis, Nick Decker, Emily Lorusso, Maddee Muuss, and Dana Vollmer.
Public Radio 101 Course Outline
Interviewing Techniques / Dan Klefstad
Core Values / Victor Yehling
Five Tiers Of News Coverage / Susan Stephens
Field Recording / Katie Finlon
Station Tour / Staff
Story Structure / Victor Yehling
How Sound Makes Your Story Stronger / Susan Stephens and Jenna Dooley
Writing For Radio And Web / Jessie Schlacks
Building A Studio / Scott Desavouret
NIRIS Opportunities / Phil Masterton
Be Prepared To Adjust / Chase Cavanaugh
Vocal Delivery And Speaking Into The Microphone / Staff
Internships And Other Opportunities At WNIJ / Staff