Second 'Public Radio 101' Seminar Starts January 23

Nov 16, 2016

WNIJ News invites you to gain real-world journalism experience in a professional newsroom.

Learn about news reporting and production as well as the spirit that drives good journalism in the “Public Radio 101” seminar.

WNIJ News professionals again are offering a three-session introductory, noncredit seminar at the start of the 2017 NIU Spring semester from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on three successive Mondays -- Jan. 23, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 -- at the NIU Broadcast Center, 801 N. First Street, DeKalb.

Seminar topics include:

  • The "public radio approach" to news
  • Journalism ethics and core values
  • Newsroom etiquette and expectations
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Actual practice writing and editing news stories
  • Writing and editing for broadcast vs. print/website
  • An introduction to station technology
  • Using sound to create a “sense of place”

Students who attend all three sessions will have the opportunity to continue learning alongside our professional staff and be eligible to pursue an internship in a later semester.

If you would like to participate, send your résumé and cover letter explaining your aspirations to WNIJ News Managing Editor Victor Yehling at vyehling@niu.edu with "Public Radio 101" in the subject line. You do not need previous newsroom experience.