Reno, Nevada | May 2019

'First Days in America'

We are finding, coaching and training public media’s next generation. This #nextgenradio project is created in Reno, Nevada, where six talented student journalists are participating in a week-long state-of-the-art training program.

In this project, six immigrants talk about how their first days in America shaped their lives today.

The NextGen Radio, Reno, staff are

Front, from left: Mariana Dale, bureau reporter for KJZZ, Phoenix; Tiffany Camhi, host and reporter for KQED, San Francisco; Stephanie Serrano, reporter and illustrator, KUNR, Reno;

Middle, from left: Kathleen Masterson, University of Nevada, Reno, Reynolds School of Journalism, professor of science communication and reporter at KUNR; Robert Boos, web producer, and communications manager, Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul, Minnesota; Traci Tong, director/producer, “The World, WGBH/BBC/PRX, Boston; Vanessa Vancour, journalism professor, editor, Noticiero Movil, University of Nevada, Reno, Anh Nguyen Gray, reporter, KUNR

Back, from left: Gus Contreras, associate producer, All Things Considered, NPR, Washington, DC; Yuni Dai, freelance artist/illustrator; Doug Mitchell, Next Generation Radio executive director; Nico Colombant, lecturer, University of Nevada, Reno, founder and coordinator of “Our Town Reno” podcast.