WNYC Premieres New Radio Rookies Stories

Facing History and Ourselves in New York and New York Public Radio's Radio Rookies, as part of  Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network, have partnered to create a second round of student-produced Neighborhood to Neighborhood stories featuring Facing History students from East Side Community High School and Essex Street Academy in New York City. The five multimedia stories cover topics important to the students including English as a second language, sneaker culture, music and violence, and homophobia.

Launched in 2011, the partnership provides tools and training for Facing History students around the city to create multimedia stories about themselves, their communities, and their world that are published online, aired on the radio and shared back with Facing History's network of educators.

Hive NYC Learning Network is a Mozilla project that was founded through The MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning initiative to fuel collaborations between cultural organizations to create new learning pathways and innovative education practices together. Hive NYC is composed of 56 non-profit organizations—museums, libraries, after-school clubs, and informal learning spaces—that create Connected Learning opportunities for youth. Network members have access to funding to support this work through The Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in The New York Community Trust. Hive NYC operates as a city-based learning lab, where members network with each other, share best practices and pedagogies, learn about and play with new technologies, participate in events, and most importantly, collaborate to create learning opportunities for NYC youth.

Watch and listen to “This is America, Speak English,” “Losing Language,” “Battling Homophobia at East Side Community School,” “Thirsty for Sneakers,” and “Get it Out” on the WNYC website.

Learn more about the partnership and watch and listen to last year’s stories on Facing History’s website.

Learn more about Facing History’s work in New York.


Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 3:00am