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By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio It’s a new academic year, and that means KALW‘s Audio Academy has a new class! We just got started with a two-day orientation last week, during which we made introductions and shared stories about ourselves, discussed our station’s mission along with the history of the Academy and support we’ve received from ACE, and gave primers on the fundamentals of audio journalism that we’ll be building upon for the next nine months. With all that, we still found time to...read more
From Video Game Addiction to Asian Americans in Films, KALW Summer School Student’s Stories Hit Home Runs
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio; Holly J. McDede and Marisol Medina Cadena, KALW Summer Internship Instructors School’s back in session, and we celebrated at KALW by running student stories. This summer, as we’ve written about in previous posts, we hosted six teenagers from the San Francisco Unified School District in our newsroom and taught them the ins and outs of audio journalism. How did it work? I’ll let our instructors, Holly J. McDede and Marisol Medina Cadena, tell the story: Holly: The first day of...read more
It’s been 50 years since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) assigned radio spectrum as part of Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS), now known at the Educational Broadband Services (EBS), to ACE. ACE’s mission hasn’t changed – deliver curriculum over its network to classrooms and workplace learning spaces. It’s the delivery network, the curriculum and learning spaces that have changed. Originally, ACE broadcast distance-learning classes originating from its classroom in Mountain View to transmitting towers at Black Mountain...read more