Traveling Workshops Winter 2019 – 2020

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Interested in learning how to make radio stories? This winter we’re headed to three locations across the country where local partners will host our week-long Traveling Workshop. Rob Rosenthal will be the lead instructor for the workshops, along with a teaching assistant at each location. These workshops are geared toward beginners.

Important Application Dates For Winter 2019-2020 Traveling Workshops:

  • Workshop and Scholarship applications open July 23, 2019
  • Workshop and Scholarship applications due August 30, 2019 (11:59 p.m. EDT)
  • Applicants notified of selection decisions September 13, 2019
  • Enrollment confirmation September 20, 2019
  • Tuition costs due in full October 4, 2019

More information, including links to applications, available here:

Detroit, Michigan: December 8 – 14, 2019

Seattle, Washington: January 12 – 18, 2020

Nashville, Tennessee: January 26 – February 1, 2020

Please note that Workshop details and cost differ depending on location.

Those who wish to apply to more than one Workshop are welcome to do so. Be sure to complete separate applications for each Workshop and note the $20 processing fee for each one.

Traveling Workshop Scholarship

We are also pleased to offer the Traveling Workshop Scholarship. Our goal is to make Traveling Workshops a realistic option for people who have been unable to attend due to cost. Seed money for our Traveling Workshop Scholarship came from a graduate, appreciative of the opportunity, who generously wanted to help open the door for others with fewer financial resources. Additional funds come from This American Life, as well as other graduates and individuals who believe in the quality of the training we provide and in the importance of diversifying the public media work force.

Scholarships will be offered based on financial need, with a focus on diverse voices, people of color, and those who have been historically underrepresented as makers of public media. The Workshop admissions committee reviews applications and only after applicants are accepted into the Workshop are scholarship applications reviewed and awarded. For now, Scholarship funds are available only to people living in the U.S. and to Workshops happening in the U.S.

Scholarship applicants are required to complete both a Workshop application and a Scholarship application. Both are due August 30th by midnight EDT. We ask you to complete and submit your application to the Workshop first. You will find a link to the Scholarship application on the post for each individual Workshop site. Applicants will be asked to note on their Scholarship application which Workshop site or sites they have applied to.

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Contact us with your workshop questions: info [at] transom [dot] org.


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  • Adam Brabant



    When are you coming to Vermont? There’s a strong NPR community, great storytellers, and a community access radio station.

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