Network Media

Radio Diaries

Funded by: MacArthur Foundation, Driehaus Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, New York State Council on the Arts

Since 1996, Radio Diaries has been giving people tape recorders and working with them to report on their own lives and histories. They have collaborated with teenagers and octogenarians, prisoners and prison guards, bra saleswomen and lighthouse keepers, and along the way they have helped pioneer a new form of citizen journalism. Radio Diaries has won every major award in broadcast journalism and produced some of the most memorable documentaries ever heard on public radio. Their stories are broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered and BBC World Service. Radio Diaries also publishes educational materials, including the Teen Reporter Handbook.