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WHAT'S GOING ON The World Teenage Reporting Project > COVID-19 showcases stories by teenage reporters from around the world about what their cohorts have been doing to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim has been to combat the prevailing image of the teenager as a problem of some kind, rarely as an engaged helper.
Click on icons at left to see the two other showcases of stories.
PARTICIPANTS Major national and international news media organizations and student-run news media based in Bangladesh, Belgium, Beijing China, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong China, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Montenegro, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, The United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam. The main media partner for the project is News Decoder (France).
Participant profiles are HERE
Their comments are HERE
CONTACT Dr. Aralynn McMane, info [at] youthandnewsmedia.net
THE YOUNG POST
The student-run Free Clinic at China International School raises funds for getting personal protection equipment (PSE) to several organizations that give the supplies to people who would otherwise never have a chance at obtaining them.
Story by Gaile
10 April 2020
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The LION Online
Students in Illinois distribute checklist cards throughout their neighborhood to help people ask for all kinds of help.
Story by Adriana Serrano
18 April 2020
UNICEF YOUNG REPORTERS
UNICEF Young Reporter journalists Emir Dresevic, Lara Bulatovic and Jovana Vujovic created videos urging their classmates and friends to help keep grandparents safe and explained some ways to do that (subtitled in English).
27 March 2020
The YOUNG POST
Junior Reporter Henrietta describes the project she and a classmate started called “Pets of Hong Kong.” They share the animal adoption stories of pet owners all around the city to try to eliminate the stigma associated with animal adoption.
The most recent blog suggested fun things to do for a dog while social distancing.
29 April 2020
PBS NEWSHOUR STUDENT REPORTING LABS
Exceptionally, we are featuring this video story about people older than teenagers, the twentysomethings of Gateway to the Outdoors based in St. Louis (Missouri) and Chicago (Illinois). They are providing printed learning kits about STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) to students who probably don't have the chance to do much online learning during the pandemic. [VIDEO 00:03:13]
Story reported remotely by Angel Delich, Federick V.Pankow Center, Detroit.
27 April 2020
YOUNG REPORTERS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
YRE reporter Diogo Martins notes that amid the misfortune, the Coronavirus pandemic has had some positive effects on the planet, and that it's a good time time to stop and think about what can be done to keep up that impact.
Story by Diogo Martins for YRE,
which is based in Denmark
20 April 2020
The LION Online
Students and teachers worked together to produce pillows for chemotherapy patients and quickly moved on to making face masks, more than 500 of them, by the last week of April, with most going to the front-line staff at a children's hospital, and they are not done yet.
Story by Sophia Schultz
23 April 2020
THE GLOBAL TIMES
Three teenage inventors combined forces to create the prototype robot Prithvi, designed to help caregivers.
Pictured top: Saurav Maheshkar, Nishant Chandra and Aditya Dubey.
Story by Aditi Banerji
Editor, The Global Times
2 May 20
THE CLIMATE ACADEMY
With most of the world in lockdown, a group of students in Brussels carries on its work to make politicians respect science more of the time, especially the tough realities concerning climate.
Story by Gabrielius Rosinas
2 May 2020
Shaamil Karim, in his last year at Sishya School, is helping free up city personnel with the chatbot he created for Greater Chennai Corporation. The system of automated chats helps the administration disseminate routine, verified information.
Story by Dhurai A Navaneetham
3 May 2020
First they campaigned against extra loud, dangerous firecrackers. Now two teenage brothers are on a new mission with their mom : Get 100 tons of rice and pulses (edible seeds of plants) to old-age homes, orphanages and pet shelters in Chennai.
Story by Shalini Ramesh
3 May 2020
Al Amin, 18, created an app that helps make sure supplemental rice supplies from the government for the needy during the pandemic are protected against corruption and really go to those intended to receive them.
In Bangla. To read the story in English, select all, then put it into Google Translate.
Story by Sheikh Nasir Uddin
3 May 2020