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Scroll down to find the assignment details in English (or click the button for the French) and think about who you want to profile for the third showcase (deadline coming soon )!

Organized the Global Youth & News Media, the project launched on Earth Day 22 April 2021 with submissions continuing into 2022 (next deadline to be announced)..

 

   We started showcasing the first stories on 5 June, World Environment Day  .

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The second showcase features profiles from India produced by the staffs of YOCee.in and The Global Times and was launched on World News Day.

Also, we are delighted to announce that we made available previous profiles of climate change champions from The Global Times and Youth for Positive Change that were requested by World News Day organizers for news organizations everywhere to use. Check out the World News Day site to see those and others that editors all over the world have shared.

Part of the goal of the World Teenage Reporting Project is to correct the prevailing image of teenagers worldwide as a problem of some kind. For all installments, the nonprofit educational news service News Decoder has acted as our main media partner.

THE ASSIGNMENT

Teenage journalists working for any kind of news entity profiled teenagers, or worthy adults who teenagers would admire, who have had success in work that takes us closer to saving the planet.

 

Profiles can be in any format (podcast, video, written) and should take a solutions journalism approach. That means an emphasis on a response to the problem that is helping to solve it.

While reporters will generally focus on others for interviews and a resulting profile, in rare cases, exceptional testimonials about a reporter's own activity will be considered.

 

Stories completed anytime since 1 January 2020 are eligible. If a podcast or video is not in English, a translation or subtitles should be made accessible online.

THE DETAILS

 

1. Determine with your editor or advisor who you want to profile and REGISTER  HERE to get details about how to submit your story.

2. When you finish your profile, your editor or advisor just needs to submit the story link, summary and an illustration or photograph.

 

Again, the submission should include:

-- A link to the profile

-- A photograph of the person profiled, ideally in action

-- A short written summary (in English) with a headline in any style you like and a sentence or two that summarizes what the person has done.

WHAT KINDS OF STORIES?

 

FORMAT - The profiles themselves can be any kind of journalism: print, video, podcast, etc.

 

LANGUAGE - Profiles can be in any language. However videos not in English will need subtitles in English and podcasts will need a transcript or detailed summary in English.

APPROACH - Remember, these profiles take a solutions journalism approach, how the problem is being solved, in even a small way.

TIME FRAME - Profiles produced in 2020 are also eligible for this challenge. DEADLINE -  for the next showcase will be announced in early 2022.

THEN WHAT - Selected stories are showcased by Global Youth & News Media with authors receiving a certificate documenting them as journalists in this worldwide project. In 2021, two stories were offered for worldwide use for World News Day, in cooperation with the Canadian Journalism Foundation and the World Editors Forum.

SOME HELP FOR WRITING PROFILES

Eight tips for writing profiles (Joel Foster)

DOWNLOAD - A basic guide to the journalistic interview  (Roxana Morduchowicz)

QUESTIONS?
Contact Dr. Aralynn McMane, director, at info [at] youthandnewsmedia.net