Podcasting and Audio Storytelling at Media Center

Made in NY Podcast Certificate Program - Apply Now

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


The Made in NY® Podcast Certificate Program, a program produced through a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP,  launched NYC’s first Podcast Certificate Program in January 2018. Since then, we have helped 40 students engage with the craft of podcasting and enter into the industry.

This multi-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.

Third Cohort – Winter 2019 // January 7 – March 6, 2019
Curriculum Advisor / Support Instructor: Kerry Donahue
Lead Instructor to be announced.

For the Winter 2019 program, we’ll be selecting up to 18 students to participate in this now nine-week program.

  • Applications Online: October 31
  • Applications Close: November 30
  • Second Round Phone Interviews: November 26 – December 7
  • Final Selections / All Notifications: December 10
  • Podcast Pitch Night: December 12

Second Cohort – Spring 2018 // May 3 – June 28, 2018
Lead Instructor: Sandra Lopez-Monsalve
Support Instructor: Kerry Donahue

The 20 participants were: 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.

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

The 20 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.

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Made in NY Podcast Certificate Program is produced through a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP: