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Audio Academy Class At KALW Begins to Learn How to Tell Rich, Diverse Stories, Plus Assist in Membership Drive
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio It was a really great week, here at KALW, where we celebrated two big deals, simultaneously: – the first scheduled week of shifts for the Audio Academy class of 2017 – the start of our September Membership Drive. It’s a critical period for KALW, when we raise a large part of our operating budget, and this year, for the first time, it coincides with the first shifts for our Academy fellows. That actually proved to be kind of cool, because they could see our station staffers in...read more
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio Just a quick blog post this week, as I don’t have a lot of time. We’re in heavy production mode for KALW’s semiannual membership drive! But I did want to make sure to share photos of our new Audio Academy class who came in for orientation last week! From left to right in the group photo, here’s who they are with some of their reporting interests: Beatrice Thomas – Design, development and arts with a focus on queer folks of color Claire Stremple – Environment, health and...read more
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!...read more