On Transom, Mitchell talks up training, recruitment of pubradio talent

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Doug Mitchell, a former NPR producer who established the Next Generation Radio training program, has taken up a residency on Transom.org, where he shares insights from his experience and tips for those looking to recruit and train new public radio journalists. “Talent development must continue, not be eliminated,” Mitchell writes. “Find a way. Once you have the people you want, work to keep them. Don’t do things desperately, but methodically and deliberately. If you can’t help five, help one.” The discussion board for Mitchell’s Transom dialogue begins with testimonials of his many contributions to public radio.