SPOT 127 Tax Credit
Arizona taxpayers can contribute to SPOT 127 while earning a Charitable Tax Credit. Learn more.
Korva Coleman Excellence Awards
The Korva Coleman Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding multimedia journalism created by high school and college journalists from around the country. NPR's Korva Coleman, who is a Maryvale High School graduate, presents the awards annually. See the 2016 winners.
Students are recognized for excellence in three categories: audio, video and multimedia storytelling. Qualifying work must have been published online in 2016. The deadline to enter is January 31, 2017. Learn more and enter here.
About SPOT 127
SPOT 127, KJZZ’s youth media center, empowers teens to find their voices and engage with their communities through photo, audio and video storytelling. We are an innovative educational outreach initiative aimed at low-income and at-risk high school students ages 14-18 in the Phoenix area. Our free in-school and afterschool programs and summer camps provide mentoring and instruction in multimedia production.
Our project-based curriculum offers hands-on training in digital photography, video and audio production and social media. In addition to technical skills, our students gain critical leadership and 21st-century career skills to put them on a path to higher education and lifelong success. They also develop media literacy competencies while honing their media creation and critical-thinking skills. We aim to inspire students to create multimedia pieces that shine a light on the issues facing their communities.
We offer paid internships for participants interested in multimedia journalism beginning at age 16. All student-produced stories are distributed on our website and on social media, and some are even featured on KJZZ 91.5 FM’s local news programming.
Ever wanted to learn how to make your own professional-quality video or podcast or how to produce multimedia stories?
SPOT 127, KJZZ 91.5's youth media center, is accepting high school students for its free afterschool program. Join us and learn multimedia production, including digital photography, social media and audio and video production. Your projects will be featured on our website and social media channels. Students also have the opportunity to have their work aired on KJZZ and/or published on the station's website.
Our afterschool program is two days per week -- you pick either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday -- from 4-6 p.m. All you need to bring are your ideas; we have the cameras, recorders, computers and recording booths. Lunch is also provided. We are currently taking applications for the fall 2016 semester, which begins August 29.