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KALW Wins Awards as it Builds a News Department that Tells Diverse Stories About the Community it Serves

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio I think it’s fair to say that, when it comes to recognition, last week was the greatest ever for the KALW news department. Over the course of two days, the department and its partners won 15 awards from two different journalism organizations representing the Bay Area and Northern California. We are extraordinarily honored. This is a long post, including notes about all the awards we received, and it’s all worth checking out. But if you only have time for one thing, you should watch a...

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KALW Covers US Election and Danish Intern Shares Viewpoint – The Act of Voting Counts Worldwide

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW and Sara Nora Koust, Intern, KALW The 2018 midterm elections changed the political landscape in the U.S. KALW covered the statewide and Bay Area developments with the help of participants in its training programs. After NPR started broadcasting from Washington, DC and around the country, KALW’s Your Call staff carried two hours of coverage, and then our news department, with a team of 15 people working together, covered the returns coming in from inside our studio and around the Bay with help from...

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In a Year of Yes, Finding Your Voice at KALW Audio Academy Has Impact

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW and JoAnn DeLuna, Audio Academy ’19 In our continuing series introducing you to our newest Audio Academy class, it’s my pleasure to share the thoughts of JoAnn DeLuna, who moved to the Bay Area from New York City to learn audio journalism and storytelling at KALW. Here we go: 2018 has unintentionally become my Yes Year. The year I’ve said “yes” to things I’ve never done before, experiences that scared me, events I didn’t have time for, opportunities that seemed unreasonable (at least initially),...

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