At the end of this week the European radio industry gathers in Paris for Radiodays Europe 2016 and the ReelWorld team will be there to share in the industry’s challenges and catch up with friends from around the continent.
One of ReelWorld’s wider objectives during the last few years has been to give a lift to young talent around the world working within our industry. Since 2014 we’ve championed the ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30 in the UK and our recent Rising Star initiative in the US recognized 10 up-and-coming on-air talents at the Morning Show Boot Camp in Chicago.
This year we’ve had the pleasure of being involved in the Radiodays Next Gen initiative, a new scheme aimed at encouraging young people to attend the conference and have their opinions heard. Nine young radio professionals from around Europe will be attending under the Next Gen banner. ReelWorld will be moderating a session on Tuesday afternoon where the Next Gen attendees will get to share their thoughts on the industry.
Part of the application process involved creating a short video to demonstrate why the applicant should get to attend Radiodays for free. The videos presented a snapshot of how young people around Europe approach working in radio in 2016. Here are three of the chosen ones!
Juliette Nicholls | Audio Producer at Heart UK
Madeleine Koellner | Programme Editor at 94,3 rs2 in Berlin
Pete Maguire | Imaging producer at RTE 2fm in Ireland
The Next Gen attendees will come from the UK, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic and Serbia. A huge kudos to everyone who applied. We would have preferred to bring everyone to Paris!
If you are attending Radiodays Europe, please come and visit the ReelWorld team at our stand in the exhibition hall. We’ll have our latest radio jingles and radio imaging to share with you, as well as some stories behind our latest projects. Rumor has it our stand will also be filled with croissants and pastries to entertain your other senses!
Safe travels and here’s to a successful conference in Paris.