Podcasting and Audio Storytelling at Media Center

The Made in NY Podcast Certificate Program

Pursue an audio career in NYC, the nation's podcast capital.


The Made in NY Media Center by IFP with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) launched NYC’s first Podcast Certificate Program in January 2018.

This eight-week-long, tuition-free program focuses on skill building: teaching up-and-coming podcasters the editorial and technical skills to kick-start a full-time career in podcasting.

The coursework—developed by the Media Center, MOME, and Kerry Donahue (Director of Training at PRX and former Director of Radio Programs at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism)—provides a comprehensive overview and hands-on experience of all elements of podcast-making, including development, production, post-production, distribution and monetization.

First Edition // January 8 – February 28, 2018
Instructor: Kerry Donahue

The twenty particpants were: Sarah Baker, Abigail Bereola, Maggi Delgado, Victoria Edel, Raphael Ginsburg, Brandon Harrison, Gabrielle Howard, Patrick Lockton, Ashley Lusk, Grace McCreight, Carolyn McDonald, Patrick McNamara, Julia Morley, Anna Phelan, Marcus Rosario, Danielle Roth, Hannah Skibbe, Stella Tan, Brad Thorson and Nekeisha Wilkinson.
Check out their bios here.

Second Edition // May 3 – June 28, 2018
Lead instructor: Sandra Lopez-Monsalve
Support instructor: Kerry Donahue.

The participants are: Karim Alammuri, Jill Bauerle, Andrei Berman, Julie Boor, Jessica Bramble, Chris Claro, Marcelo de Oliveira, Christina Djossa, Andrew Egan-Thorpe, Martin Haro, Victoria Marin, Manolo Morales, Emily Rostek, Camila Salazar, Sarah Storm, Andrew Viñales, Tiffany Walker, Laura Winnick, Wynton Wong and Jaanelle Yee.
You can find their bios here.

The next application round will take place in October of this year for our January – February 2019 edition of the program.

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