In keeping with its mission of fostering new and diverse journalistic talent, Futuro Media has developed the Community Podcast Lab, dedicated to developing, piloting, producing, and distributing new audio projects by emerging POC storytellers.

The Community Podcast Lab will stand apart from other podcast incubators in the depth of tutorials, information and skills acquired, duration of the course, the engagement of dedicated personnel and community organizations, and we will be providing a competitive attendance-based stipend for participants to ensure our course is accessible to all.  We want to focus on people with no prior experience in media, from underserved and underrepresented communities. Our goal is to provide them with the access, skills, and tools to be able to produce and distribute their own stories.