The PRX Journalism Podcast Accelerator, a new training program from PRX and the Knight Foundation, is on the search for newsrooms podcast producers!  PRX is hosting an intensive podcast training to help audio producers and storytellers at non-profit news organizations develop meaningful podcasts for their communities. We will be accepting applications from non-profit news organizations, we specifically are looking for applications from media organizations serving Knight Cities. We will not be accepting submissions from independent producers.

Applications will be accepted until 5pm ET / 2pm PT on Friday, August 5th, 2022. PRX is accepting applications only through this website. We will announce accepted participants the in September 2022.

The training will consist of four 12-week intensive podcast accelerators for a total of 20 newsrooms that will emphasize monetization and business development strategies for audio journalism. The training will take a listener-centered approach to developing and strengthening show concepts. It will also coach teams around effective community engagement and growth. Participants will leave this highly interactive training with plenty of peer and industry feedback on their work, new production processes and skills prioritizing iterative prototyping, the foundation to create compelling audio with a clearer path forward in their podcast development.

Selected teams will receive:

  • 12 weeks of podcast training;
  • Regular feedback and mentorship on all aspects of production;
  • ​​A network of podcasters, from PRX's training alumni to industry experts;
  • Access to and representation on PRX’s podcast distribution and ad platforms;
  • A $10,000 stipend, to offset production and operational expenses;
  • Reimbursement for all travel-related expenses, if applicable.

A few notes before you continue: This application contains 20 required fields, with a combination of short and open-ended questions. You will also be asked to upload an audio file. This form will auto save every few seconds and can be accessed again as a draft in your account. Once submitted, if you need to make any changes, you can withdraw the application and resubmit it. Please find instructions on how to do so at Submittable’s help page. If you would prefer to work on your application offline with your team, we’ve provided a plain-text version of this application in Google Docs, which you can copy. Keep in mind that you will still need to submit your application through this Submittable form. If there is a way that PRX can make this application process more accessible, please let us know at trainingteam@prx.org. 

Finally, thank you for your interest. PRX is excited to work alongside The Knight Foundation effort to grow the capacity for developing podcasts and media products that serve their respective communities. PRX does not assume any rights to your intellectual property in this process, even at the application stage.

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