Community Podcast Lab to Broadcast Stories from the Field


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In partnership with Futuro Media, MASSCreative is helping to start the Community Podcast Lab, an opportunity for people of color to craft and tell their stories for and about their communities. The project will serve storytellers from Mattapan, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and Dorchester.

The Lab will work with MASSCreative members and others to provide in-depth training in audio storytelling. Participants are encouraged to apply for the fall program here. At a kickoff event on May 15 at the PRX Podcast Garage in Allston, more than 50 attendees learned about the project and heard a live taping of Futuro’s podcast In the Thick.

“We want those who are not traditionally the voice of public media to own, tell, and spread their stories,” said Erika Dilday, Futuro’s Executive Director.  “We are excited to partner with MASSCreative to work with creative thinkers and doers in the area.”

The Futuro Media Group is an independent nonprofit organization committed to producing ethical journalism from a POC perspective and representing the new American mainstream. Based in Harlem and founded in 2010 by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, its multimedia journalism explores and gives a critical voice to the diversity of the American experience. It is dedicated to telling stories from perspectives often overlooked.

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