Now in its second year, the WBGO Media Fellowship Program was developed to honor the late Cephas Bowles who served as President and CEO of WBGO for 20 years. His devotion to public broadcasting and his birthplace, Newark, informed his desire to ensure that career opportunities existed to nurture and train our next generation of local leaders. The WBGO Media Fellowship Program exposes Newark students to a career in public media as they work with and learn from one of the most respected news departments in public radio. Fellows will develop critical thinking skills, technical aspects of studio production, written and oral communication skills, interviewing techniques, teamwork, and above all else, the real-world experience that employers are seeking. The WBGO Media Fellowship Program makes available job readiness training, jobs matched to interest, and defined career pathways for participants all which position them to compete as they enter the job market effectively.