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KALW Audio Academy Grads Rack Up Success in Jobs and Story Telling

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in ACE Learning Center, ACE Partners, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio We were extremely happy this week, in the KALW newsroom, to read a national article about our community engagement project Hey Area. It was in the Columbia Journalism Review, highlighting the way members of our audience request stories they want us to report, then take part in the reporting itself alongside our journalists. It’s a great project, and the CJR story, focusing on the work done by Audio Academy graduate Liza Veale (’15) is a nice representation. Check it out right here!...

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No Summer Vaca For KALW – Learning the Art of Radio Journalism is Full Time

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in ACE Learning Center, ACE Partners, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio Our Audio Academy is out of session, right now, but we’re just a few weeks away from welcoming the Class of 2017. They start up on September 6th with a couple days of orientation, but meanwhile we’ve been training many other people at KALW on the art and craft of radio journalism. We actually worked with a full dozen summer trainees who became part of our newsroom for up to four months. It was really a great group of people — I think our years of working with fellows in our Audio...

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Welcome Back School – We’re Learning to Become Empowered

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

By Martha Sessums, President, ACE The ACE Learning Centers are taking all of August and the beginning of September to start. No one is being slow here – just different start dates. Alpha Public Schools were the first to start classes on August 8th. KALW Audio Academy will have their Orientation classes September 6 and 7. As Kyle Halle-Erby, San Francisco International High School (SFIHS) Span Coordinator at the ACE Learning Center said, “It feels good to be back.” SFIHS started August 15, and Oakland International High School will start...

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