Our Project Staff

The Next Generation Radio staff is a rotating cast of professional journalists and educators who volunteer to mentor enthusiastic and aspiring reporters and produce this full-scale, digital-first multimedia training project with emphasis on “radio storytelling.” We are committed to the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students who are focused on journalism.

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Doug Mitchell

Founder/Project Manager

Consultant and project founder, NPR. Adjunct at Georgetown.

Laura Isensee

Project Mentor

Education Reporter, Houston Public Media

Monica Rhor

Project Mentor

Houston Chronicle; Gender, Sexuality, Spirituality & Race Reporter

Phyllis Fletcher

Managing Editor, Next Gen Radio

Northwest Bureau Chief, NPR

Crystal Chavez

Project Mentor

WMFE Orlando

Jennifer Erdely

Project Mentor

Associate Professor, Prairie View A&M University

Patrice Mondragon

Audio Engineer

Freelance engineer. Denver, Colorado

Chantal de la Rionda

Project Mentor

Healthcare Editor, Digital
Washington, D.C.

Brenda Salinas

Project Mentor

Radio Producer

Robert Boos

Project Web Manager

Journalist and creative technologist, RobertBoos.com

Next Generation Radio



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