Training, Publishing, and Opportunity

10553864_806054272776645_7556712062006949723_oEvery year, VoiceWaves hand-selects youth from across Long Beach to participate in its comprehensive training program and have their stories featured on our site, and, often, be syndicated on major regional and national partner outlets.

Our months-long training covers:
Story Pitching
Interviewing
Writing

Video
Radio
Social Media
And More

Our Youth Reporters also help publish two prints a year, organize and host community forums, and after mastering skills, often provide trainings for the next cohort of Youth Reporters.

Participants also attend intimate guest workshops with industry professionals from major and emerging TV, radio, and online news outlets, and receive opportunities to travel and assistance with career development. Many go on to attend graduate school or serve in government agencies.
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VoiceWaves also partners with CSULB’s Journalism 495 class, Enterprise Reporting in Diverse Communities, every semester to guide students in developing story pitching and enhance community reporting skills for the next generation.

Click here to join our team.