LPRC Board Member and founder of NPR’s Next Generation Radio, Doug Mitchell, was named one of 2017 MediaShift Digital Media Innovators.
¡Felicitaciones, Doug! Congrats to Doug!
MediaShift is a digital publication dedicated to media and technology. It launched a new annual feature called the MediaShift20, to recognize top innovators in digital media and other fields, such as education and metrics.
Doug Mitchell has dedicated his career to supporting aspiring journalists. He founded NPR’s Next Generation Radio program, a week-long program that trains young journalists how to report for radio. His work as a mentor began in 1999 when he watched a group of NPR interns struggling. “I was right there and I’d walk across the hall and say ‘No, no, you do it this way,’” Mitchell said in an interview on the “It’s All Journalism” podcast. “I thought, nobody’s helping them, so maybe I should help them. So, I helped them finish their show that summer of ’99 and I thought, you know what, this is a really good idea. Let me see if I can carry it forward.” A supporter of diversity in media, Mitchell sits on the board of the Latino Public Radio Consortium, is a peer reviewer for the Fulbright Association and consults with the International Women’s Media Foundation.