MPR News Radio Camp

Radio Camp
Challenge bias. Change the media narrative. MPR News trains BIPOC youth to tell the stories of their lives and communities.
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MPR News uses the power of storytelling to train diverse Minnesota youth tell the stories of their lives and communities. Students will get firsthand exposure to field recording, interviewing, writing stories and voicing their own scripts. The expectation is that youths will create an audio story by the time the week is over.

The theme of the 2023 camp was media and the portrayal of Indigenous people. Twin Cities-area students spent a week in late June at MPR News listening to Indigenous leaders in the law, arts and media describe their work and mission make sure Native lives are accurately reflected.

In partnership with: ThreeSixty Journalism at the University of St. Thomas, MIGIZI, and KRSM 98.9 LPFM (Pillsbury United Communities).

Radio Camp 2023: Indigenous leaders seek justice, accurate representation
Twelve Twin Cities-area students spent a week at MPR News listening to Indigenous leaders in the law, arts and media describe their work and mission make sure Native lives are accurately portrayed.
Indigenous narratives at Radio Camp 2022
The theme for 2022 was Indigenous narratives, and students conducted their interviews at Hoċokata Ti, a gathering space at the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Shakopee.
Radio Camp 2021: Youth staying resilient and fighting for change in trying times
From teen activists to sports players and the youngest member ever elected to St. Paul’s City Council, 16 students from diverse background showcase stories of youth empowering each other and making changes in their lives and communities — through inspiring, sound-rich radio storytelling.
Radio Camp 2019: Juxtaposition Arts, a creative engine in the heart of north Mpls.
This year MPR's annual radio camp for high school students paid a visit to Juxtaposition Arts — or JXTA — in north Minneapolis. Each student worked with an MPR mentor to produce a feature story about a person or a project at Juxtaposition Arts. The culmination of their hard work? Inspiring, sound-rich radio storytelling.
Radio Camp 2018: Behind the scenes at the Guthrie Theater
MPR's annual summer radio camp for high school students involved reporting at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Each student worked with an MPR mentor and produced a feature story on someone who works at the Guthrie. The culmination of their hard work? Inspiring, sound-rich radio storytelling.
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