It’s official: Philly Youth Radio has kicked off its second project, with a batch of new and returning youth radio apprentices!
This year, our theme focuses on sanctuaries, the places where you go to recharge and feel safe.
As always, we started things with a deep discussion – only we weren’t allowed to talk, just write.
Then, we spent a good hour hashing through the basics of radio storytelling and put our knowledge to the test after listening to some examples.
Finally, we worked on our own stories and pitched them to Bruce Schimmel and WHYY’s Jeanette Woods, who did a good job at playing hard-nosed editors!
Other students were also able to give constructive criticism on stories – an important step, since we know how truly collaborative radio-making is.
So what’s next after story pitching? Interviewing and gathering sound! More updates on our progress to come.