Professional Development

2018 grad part of NPR’s Next Generation

Graduating wasn’t enough for Monique Bandong ’18. She crammed that week full of milestones.

Bandong, an English and Comparative Literature major, was selected with four other college students from the Atlanta area to participate in Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Next Generation Radio Project which ran May 6-11 at GPB’s Atlanta studio.

The Next Generation Radio Project is a week-long digital journalism training project from National Public Radio designed to give competitively selected participants, who are interested in radio and journalism, the skills and opportunity to report and produce their own multimedia story. Those chosen for the project are paired with a professional journalist who serves as their mentor.

Bandong spent the week with Oglethorpe alumna and GPB staff member, Olivia Reingold ’17, as her mentor. Reingold participated in the digital media workshop herself in 2016.

For her multimedia story, Bandong focused on two former roommates at Oglethorpe and their unique relationship.

Trump Supporter And Transgender Students ‘Come Out’ To Each Other

Ian Garvey didn’t know very many Donald Trump supporters before he met Tim Huff. Huff had never met a transgender person. Two weeks before Trump became president, Garvey was randomly placed in Huff’s dorm room. Garvey moved in January 2017. At the time, the election had a heavy effect on the campus’ political climate, sparking protests and heated discussions.



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