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A Voice at the Table: A WUNC Youth Reporting Radio Special

WUNC Youth Reporting Institute’s A Voice at the Table is an hour-long special featuring reporting from this year's youth reporting institute. On December 5th at 9pm, we invite you to take a seat as we amplify and share stories from our 2023 youth reporting cohort.

WUNC's Youth Reporting Institute is a competitive, award-winning youth radio journalism training program.

Since 2012, the institute's team has trained hundreds of high school and college students ages 16 to 25 in the fundamentals of radio journalism.

This year, the program launched an advanced institute and a youth digital team to hone in on the journalistic skills alumni developed in earlier years. The goal was to evolve the institute to foster more interaction with WUNC staff and teach youth across North Carolina about radio journalism.

In addition to pitching, interviewing, recording, scriptwriting, and editing audio for feature stories, students shadowed WUNC's staff and developed skills in digital journalism, engineering, podcast production, and long-form storytelling.

Funding for WUNC's Youth Reporting Institute comes from The Grable Foundation, The Goodnight Educational Foundation, and over 47,000 WUNC supporters.

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Truitt moved to Durham, North Carolina, and made it her home. She quickly matriculated from student reporter to Youth mentor and was later named Director of WUNC’s Youth Reporting institute. Truitt has produced radio reports for national broadcast on NPR’s Here & Now, and Oakland Youth Radio. She also currently serves on WUNC Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability Committee.
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