Colorado Public Radio is working to ensure a bright future for public radio with a new Fellowship Program designed to develop the skills and expertise of the next generation of journalists and music hosts.
In this first year, the program is supporting two full-time, year-long positions—one in news and one in music. Through these paid opportunities to learn while working, CPR is providing valuable experience for recent college graduates interested in journalism and music discovery who represent the future of the public radio system.
“These are the first in what we hope will be a long line of annually appointed fellows, creating a continual pipeline of fresh talent and skill behind Colorado Public Radio,” said Senior Vice President of Programming Sean Nethery. “Our thoughtful, dedicated journalists produce the in-depth news CPR is revered for, and our passionate, informed music enthusiasts provide listeners with a personal guide for exploring music, which they value from public radio.”
CPR’s first two fellows are Sam Brasch, who’s working with the news team, and Andrew Randall, who’s working with CPR’s music services and was selected by CPR in collaboration with the Colorado College Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP). Both graduates of Colorado College, Randall and Brasch began their new positions this summer. Over the course of their fellowship, they will receive training in writing, editing and production for both broadcast and digital outlets, as well as mentorship from CPR’s skilled journalists and music hosts.