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WDIY's Youth Media Program

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Open to all Lehigh Valley High School Students age 14 - 18... Participation is free but space is limited!

With WDIY's Youth Media Program program, students gain first-hand experience in radio and media production under the guidance of experienced professionals, including tutorials on writing, recording and producing their own original multimedia projects.

The Youth Media Program will mentor students with the goal of creating professional broadcast quality content that can be aired on WDIY alongside our NPR and WDIY Local News, Features and Public Affairs programs! 

  • Gain podcast audio & radio production skills from experienced professionals
  • Build up your resume and college portfolio
  • Have your work broadcasted to tens of thousands of listeners on Lehigh Valley's local NPR member station
  • Hone your interviewing and interpersonal skills
  • Learn the history of TV and radio from longtime industry professionals

Students who would like to be considered for WDIY's Youth Media program,  please complete and send the following  documents: 

  1. A completed application form below:
  2. A writing sample (This may be any piece of your writing including assignments turned in for class, articles in the school paper, etc.)   

Please email application materials to youthmedia@wdiy.org

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

WDIY News and Public Affairs Director James Johnson at 610-694-8100 x3 or youthmedia@wdiy.org.
 
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Listen to recent examples of Youth Media programs that air on WDIY:

TEEN Scientist
TEEN Connect
TEEN Money Matters
Middle School Perspective
 

The Youth Media Program is recommended for students looking to gain skills or experience for career fields such as:

  • Broadcast / Online Media
  • Journalism / Reporting
  • Podcasting / Content Creation
  • Marketing / Social Media Promotion

No previous experience in radio or journalism is necessary, as WDIY's Youth Media Program will mentor students with: 

  • Writing and voicing for radio and audio
  • Interview techniques and investigation
  • Use of recording and production equipment
  • Editing recordings for on-air broadcast