MPR Radio Camp: Testing, 1, 2, 3…

ThreeSixty students Datelle Straub, Ayo Olagbaju, Josiah Lemm and Josie Morss explore MPR’s rooftop to record city sounds on the first day of Radio Camp.

Monday, July 29, marks the first day of MPR News Radio Camp, which brings eight ThreeSixty students into the newsroom for a week to produce a radio story.

This is the third year of the partnership, and students’ stories will be about Juxtaposition Arts, which is a nonprofit youth art education program in North Minneapolis.

Eight campers began their day listening and discussing what makes a good radio story, with their instructors Arts and Culture Reporter Marianne Combs and Race, Class and Communities Editor Laura Yuen.

Students followed the lesson with their first assignment: Gathering audio and using equipment with the help MPR Technical Director Veronica Rodriguez. Some students went to the rooftop and worked to collect natural sound, including the approaching Light Rail train.

Lunch brought visitors MPR News Assistant Producer Jeffrey Bissoy and Angela Davis, who hosts MPR News with Angela Davis. Both gave students advice about starting their careers.

Davis stayed after lunch to give students interview tips, then they received their assignments.

The day ended with students learning about how MPR News uses social media for engagement with Engagement and Distribution Specialist Sara Porter.

Students will work with mentors on Tuesday to record their sound.


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