MJMC-INTR-SCY: Multimedia Journalism & Mass Communication Senior Inquiry
Broadcast and Video Studies | Journalism Studies | Mass Communication
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What does it take to build a public radio show from the ground up? That was the question I asked throughout my Multimedia Journalism & Mass Communication (MJMC) Senior Inquiry. But I didn't just conduct research to find an answer—I served a professional internship to find an answer. Over the summer of 2016, I interned with "The 21st", a statewide public radio talk show produced by WILL-AM of Illinois Public Media in Urbana, Illinois. As the show had only been on the air for three months by the time I began my internship, I was in a unique position to learn what it takes to build a public radio show from the ground up: a voice that distinguishes the program editorially and aesthetically; an audience that contributes to—as much as it listens to—the program, from whatever devices they so choose; and a team that collaborates creatively and congenially day after day, no matter how cramped the newsroom may be.
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Payne, Benjamin. "WILL Power: Learning What It Takes To Build A Radio Show (Not A Podcast) At WILL-AM" (2016). Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication: Student Scholarship & Creative Works.
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