ICFJ, PRX: Turn Up the Radio

The International Center for Journalists and Public Radio Exchange are teaming up on an initiative to share and rebroadcast stories across borders via a new Web-based service.

Participants in the two-year program, which is being funded by the McCormick Foundation, will start out in Washington, D.C., where they will take reporting field trips, interview policy-makers and experts (including Federal Communications Commission staff) and attend a Sept. 17 panel discussion at the National Press Club on whether the Obama administration’s stimulus package is expanding broadband access for minority communities.

ICFJ trainers will then visit participating radio stations in the United States and Latin America to provide hands-on training focusing on radio-news production, improving Web content and using the digital platform developed with PRX, aimed at improving the stations’ ability to produce and stream digital audio through the Internet.