Our Student Journalists
The Next Generation Radio project is a full-scale, digital-first multimedia training project with emphasis on “radio storytelling.” We are committed to the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students who are focused on journalism. The program is a series of week-long student training projects, designed to give students who are interested in radio and journalism the skills and opportunity to report and produce their own radio story. If you are interested in working with the program, inquire through @NextGenRadio. This #nextgenradio project is created in partnership with Capitol Public Radio in Sacramento.
I cannot believe how much information I was able to take away in such a short amount of time.
This experience has been something that has completely changed the way I view journalism.
What a whirlwind of a week. When I first saw that I was accepted into Next Gen Radio, my first reaction was overwhelming joy, followed by intense anxiety.
The morning of the first day of Next Generation Radio, I looked in the mirror at my hotel and let out a long sigh. “This is going to be a long week,” I thought.
California State University, Chico
Natalie is double-majoring in Journalism (in News) and in International Relations. She has always been a reader and loves writing, and she has been passionate about journalism since she discovered she loved working every day on the broadcast in high school and decided reporting and producing news and more had to be the rest of her life. This is her sixth semester in college news, and she loves every part of it. Her dream is to become as skilled in every area of media production as she can be and use these skills for real-world daily journalism, because she believes the news is needed as much as ever and we need people who have real passion and are eager to learn out on the field today.
California State University, Chico
Julia Maldonado is studying journalism at Chico State. She is the editor-in-chief of her college newspaper, The Orion. and has also worked with Tiger Beat Magazine and the Chico Enterprise-Record. She wants to work for a magazine and incorporate as much multimedia as possible.
Oregon State University
Donald loves music, podcasts, college radio, movies, comics and the communities he’s involved with. He’s a first-generation Filipino-American college student. He’s an active member of his music community, Corvallis DIY, and helps put on shows at his house, as well as put musicians on the air. He loves interviewing people and digging for the one impactful quote that really hits home; he loves elevating diverse voices through the magical thing we call radio.
Cresencio Rodriguez Delgado
Cresencio is a 23-year-old college student living in Fresno. He graduated from Monache High School in Porterville, California, as a student in the school’s Multimedia and Technology Academy pathway. His enrollment in that pathway helped him decide to be a journalist and, since then, he has set out to fulfill his goal. He has been editor in chief of two college newspapers and has led digital transitions in both newsrooms. Cresencio emigrated from Mexico at the age of 5 and aspires to become a professional multimedia journalist. He is inspired every day by different stories he hears and is committed to exploring different views.
Stanislaus State; Turlock, California
Kayla is a Communication/Journalism student at Stanislaus State University. She is also a production director and podcast producer at the student radio station, KCSS, and a reporter at the student newspaper, The Signal. She is a proud Hispanic woman who is very passionate about film and popular culture. It is her dream to be able to write and produce content where she can also add some of her culture into the mix. When deciding she wanted to be a journalist, she wanted to be able to represent her culture and her background as a Hispanic woman in this field and also be able to be a voice in a field where Hispanics are not generally heard.
Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
Looking for a change of pace, Erika gathered her belongings and made the long drive from Cave Creek, Arizona, to Ashland, Oregon, to attend school at Southern Oregon University four years ago.
She’s now a senior, Co-Editor-in-Chief of her school newspaper, News Production Assistant at Jefferson Public Radio and a hurdler for the SOU track and field team. As she’s gained more experience in the field of journalism, it has become clear that she’s found her passion. In every experience she has as a journalist, she is reminded of how much respect she has for the field.