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RadioActive Youth Media is where young people discover public radio journalism and gain access to the skills, community and institutional resources that spur their growth as media makers. Through their stories, listeners of all ages gain a deeper understanding of young people whose voices are rarely heard by the greater public.

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RadioActive is proud to offer award-winning youth journalism and radio storytelling workshops throughout the year. Our approach is to provide interactive, collaborative workshops where participants learn the technical, social and emotional skills needed to amplify the stories that matter to them.

Our philosophy is that youth voices are powerful and not heard often enough.

Participants learn about journalism, audio recording, audio editing, interviewing, script writing and speaking on the air. They work with professional journalists at KUOW. They gain confidence and leadership skills in a supportive environment while collaborating with other participants to make radio stories and episodes for the RadioActive podcast on topics they choose. There is no experience necessary, and participants are paid for successfully completing the program.

Through our community workshops, RadioActive serves nearly 900 young people a year at more that 25 schools and community organizations. In these short-term programs, youth discover public radio journalism, learn basic radio storytelling skills, and share their voice.

We prioritize working with communities without ready access to media platforms and/or who are underserved by high quality arts programs.

  • caption: Morgen White and Ritika Managuli pose while collecting ambient sound at Pike Place Market for an interviewing exercise during the 2019 Intro to Radio Journalism Workshop.

    Intro to Radio Journalism Workshop: Summer 2020

    In this fun, challenging, and hands-on workshop, you'll learn broadcast journalism and storytelling skills, build your confidence, and work with others while creating radio stories and podcasts for KUOW about the topics you care about.

    This is a PAID opportunity open to 15-18 year olds in the Seattle area. The workshop runs from June 29 through August 14, 2020. This workshop is the entry point to RadioActive's advanced producer program, a year-round opportunity to collaborate on youth-led radio productions.

    The early application deadline is Tuesday, March 10. The final application deadline is Tuesday, May 5. Apply early for your best chance! Click the "Apply Now" button below to learn more and apply.

    When: Jun 29, 2020 Where: KUOW (4518 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105) Apply By: May 05, 2020 Apply Now

Meet the Current Youth Producers

KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media is proud to offer our summer journalism workshop. Sixteen teens, aged 15-18, will spend six weeks learning what it means to be a journalist.

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Meet the Producers