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00000179-e1ff-d2b2-a3fb-ffffd7720000Northern Public Radio is concerned with helping students and members of the community develop professionally and advance their career skills.To that end, the WNIJ News team has developed "Public Radio 101" a seminar conducted by professional journalists from the WNIJ News team at the beginning of the academic semesters. The first seminar was held in September 2016.Students in this workshop are introduced to the principles and ethics of public radio, the basic practices of planning and gathering news stories, and recording and producing those stories for broadcast."Public Radio 101" graduates are invited to work with WNIJ News journalists on projects and stories during the remainder of the semester, with an eye on a future internship in the news department. They use professional equipment and receive professional guidance in preparing their work.Public Radio 101 will resume in the Fall 2021 Semester with sessions on October 18th and 25th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Information on in-person and virtual arrangements will be provided as the event approaches.If you are interested, send your resume and cover letter explaining your aspirations to Jenna Dooley at jdooley@niu.edu with "Public Radio 101" in the subject line. You do not need previous newsroom experience.

Public Radio 101 Handbook

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There's nothing prickly about Public Radio 101!

Participants in the Public Radio 101 workshop will get printed copies of WNIJ's Public Radio 101 handbook. Here's a digital copy just for you! In it, you'll find best practices in interviewing, vocal delivery, and gathering sound.

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