The Next Generation Radio project is a full-scale, digital-first multimedia training project with an emphasis on audio. The program is a series of week-long training projects that offers students or early-career journalists the opportunity to work with mentors to report and produce an in-depth audio story.
The January 2022 workshop is part of the Growing Independent Radio Broadcast Journalism in the Pacific Islands project, administered by the East-West Center in partnership with the Institute for War & Peace Reporting.
It was directed by NextGenRadio and sponsored by the University of the South Pacific, the East-West Center and the Institute for War & Peace Reporting, with in-kind support from Honolulu Civil Beat, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and KUAM in Guam.
The reporters were Akansha Narayan, Augustine Minimbi, Josefa Babitu, Kelera Ditaiki, Leila Parina, Paea Halatanu Nawaqatabu, Roselyn Bali, Sheryl Lal and Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti, all students at the University of South Pacific in Suva, Fiji.
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