Being a radio reporter in the midst of a cyclone is quite challenging – especially when you need to come face to face with your source – in order to get the best version of the story you are intending to tell.
This workshop has taught me to ask for help if there is a need to, take care of myself and manage my time wisely.
While I was in my final weeks of the semester in 2021, I received an email from NextGenRadio in partnership with University of the South Pacific and Radio Pasifika regarding their new development project for USP Journalism students. They had laid out a positive impression and I was not hesitant to express my interest. Glad to say I have not been disappointed at all after working with them.
The USP NextGenRadio project taught me to step out of my comfort zone, to have courage and believe in myself.
Leila almost thought about pulling out of the project but overcame limited resources, illness, and being in a different country than the rest of her cohort.
No one cares too much about what the little person says because the little person is the easiest to take advantage of and to end up taking for granted. But it’s often the little person that is the building block of society.
I appreciate the NextGenRadio project for bringing me out of my comfort zone and letting me overcome my fears.
By Paea Halatanu Nawaqatabu Be open minded and flexible because things don’t always go as planned. Relax and don’t panic because we’re working as a team. We have great mentors and professionals that are guiding us well. Have a companion to accompany you during your interviews for safety precautions. Avoid procrastination by asking as many… Continue reading Learning the fundamentals of journalism as a biology and chemistry student
By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti To tell this story, let me take you on a journey A journey of love, health and learning To start, it was full of excitement In the middle it was filled with snort, fever, laughter and a battle of mind over matter You might be wondering what all this is about Come… Continue reading My one-week journey with NextGenRadio