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WATCH: NPR Student Podcast Challenge

Are you interested in podcasting? Did you miss the NPR Student Podcast Challenge Workshop?

KNKX hosted a workshop focused on the ins and outs of audio storytelling and the basics of podcast production. The NPR Student Podcast Challenge is open to students in grades 5 through 12 and college students.

Learn more about the NPR Student Podcast Challenge and audio storytelling from KNKX Education Manager Ashley Jones, KNKX Reporter Grace Madigan and Sound Engineer Doug Mackey.

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About the Instructors

Grace Madigan is the arts and culture reporter at KNKX. Previously she was the editor and director at The Evergrey, as well as a part-time assistant producer at KEXP. She has contributed work to the International Examiner, Seattle Weekly, Seattle Met, and Edible Seattle. She created a four-part podcast about Bengaluru, India, when she was an intern there as well as reporting a series on women’s soccer. At UW, where she attended college, she was a podcast editor and host, and her work was a finalist for an SPJ Mark of Excellence Award.

A native Tacoman, Doug Mackey is the owner-operator of Moon Yard Recording Studio where he produces a variety of projects including music, audiobooks and podcasts. In addition to co-founding the Channel 253 Podcast Network, he produced podcasts for Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Puget Sound and UW Tacoma and has taught podcasting at both Annie Wright Schools and online for Tacoma Public Library.