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    AN INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE

    GLOBAL YOUTH

    & NEWS MEDIA

    PRIZE

     

    ABOUT THE PRIZE

    The Global Youth & News Media Prize, founded in 2018, is a worldwide award that honours organizations that innovate as they strengthen engagement between news media and young people while reinforcing the role of journalism in society. In short, we are celebrating news media work that serves, supports and both attracts and learns from young audiences.

     

    THE LATEST AWARDS

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    El Surtidor of Paraguay won the 2019 Planet Award category.

     

    Founders Alejandro Valdez, director, and Jazmin Acuña, editor, (pictured at left) accepted the award at the Eurasian Media Forum, the partner for this award.

    Also honored were Dainik Jagran of India and the Young Reporters for the Environment, based in Denmark.

    DETAILS HERE

     

    VIDEO HERE

    The Student View of the United Kingdom has won the 2019 News/Media Literacy Award category. This top award will be presented at News Xchange, scheduled for 20 and 21 November in Paris.

     

    Also honoured were initiatives from Kenya, the United States and Finland.

    DETAILS HERE
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    The "Since Parkland" project in the United States has won the 2019 Journalism Award category. This top award will be presented at News Xchange, scheduled for 20 and 21 November in Paris.

     

    Also honoured were initiatives from South Africa, Palestine and Denmark.

    DETAILS HERE
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    THE FIRST AWARD

     

    The Guardian US and the Eagle Eye student newsmagazine of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, USA)  were the first Global Youth & News Media Prize laureates, receiving an honorary award  for their joint live coverage in March 2018 of the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington D.C. to promote gun control.

    The citation read: “The Guardian and the student journalism staff of The Eagle Eye at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School worked jointly to keep young voices front and center in the live coverage of the March for Our Lives demonstration for The Guardian US by the student journalists of The Eagle Eye. This initiative provides a stunning example of a student takeover of a trusted news source that offers solid lessons for other newsrooms to dare to do something similar.”

    The honorary award marked the launch of the global prize and was presented 14 November 2018 at NewsXchange, the European Broadcasting Union's premier conference that attracts top news executives from all over the world. It was held in Edinburgh and hosted by BBC News and BBC Scotland.   

     

    DETAILS HERE                                                 

    FOUNDING SUPPORTERS

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    News-Decoder,  the initiative of the French-based non-profit Nouvelles Decouvertes that provides secondary and university students with a news service and the opportunity for borderless, face-to-face discussions about important matters of the day.

    The Google News Initiative, which works with the news industry to help journalism thrive in the digital age.

    The European Journalism Centre, an international non-profit headquartered in The Netherlands that connects journalists with new ideas, skills and people