Media Lab is an after school program for young people, ages 14 to 18. Through basic journalism and audio production, participants learn to tell stories with sound. The curriculum includes learning how to interview, writing for radio and producing commentaries and radio features.
Media Lab is open to high school students from Springfield and, in 2017, to students from Holyoke. During the school year, Media Lab is an after school program that meets twice per week for two and half hours for twelve weeks. During the summer, the term is six weeks with sessions meeting three times per week for three hours. Semesters start in September, February and July.Follow Media Lab on Facebook
NEPR Media Lab is now open for enrollment! Looking for high-school students to participate in our Media Lab internship program.
Nearing the end of our third session, Media Lab students are working hard to complete their projects to showcase at graduation.
Our new Media Lab group. Sara Redeghieri (Mt Holyoke), Makayla Marty, Uzi Perez, Katia Vazquez, John Voci (NEPR), Sam Godding (UMASS), Brian Bevilacqua (UMASS), Tema Silk (NEPR), Sabria Brown & George Anderson.
The inaugural Media Lab class graduated in May 2016. After completing their final projects, they presented them at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame before family, friends, and community members and leaders. The graduating students learned how to tell, record, and edit a digital audio story. The first class project began with an explanation of their names.
NEPR’s Media Lab is generously funded by Berkshire Bank Foundation, Inc., Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation, Tom and Kit Dennis, Thomas and Marilyn Ewing, The Kittredge Foundation, TD Bank & TD Charitable Foundation, United Bank and two anonymous donors.