Raised on the Radio
Ten years ago, the average age of an AIR producer was 42.7.
Over the past five years, our network has been filled with young producers who reflect changes in the United States: Thirty-six percent of AIRsters now are beginners in the craft between the ages of 21 and 34, and nearly one in five are people of color. In this month's AIRblast, Andrew Lapin argues that youth radio training programs aren't just good for the indie ecosystem.
Your Dose of Inspiration
Each week, AIR's curator finds three items at the intersection of of tech, journalism, and media craftsmanship to share in AIR's Public Media Scan.
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New Public Media Grants
We're proud to announce the New Enterprise Fund, a grant distribution that will spread new models and best practices from three Localore productions to stations and producers across the public media system. Principal funding for the grants comes from the Wyncote Foundation, with support from the Ford Foundation.
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