Through our awards and international projects, Global Youth & News Media encourages and facilitates news media work that serves, supports and both attracts and learns from young audiences.
WORLD TEENAGE REPORTING Project
The World Teenage Reporting Project encourages and amplifies teenage solutions journalism about the role other teenagers are playing in major global phenomena. Our main media partner is News-Decoder, a global educational news service for the young.
WORLD TEENAGE REPORTING Project - TOLERANCE PROFILES CHALLENGE
Launched on the the United Nations International Day for Tolerance, 16 November, and spanning Human Rights Month in December, this project challenged teenage journalists worldwide to profile champions of tolerance, their peers who were leading in the quest to get along, or worthy adults who were succeeding in that quest. The showcase of their stories was published on 24 January 2021, International Day of Education.
TIME FRAME: FALL 2020 - WINTER 2021
WORLD TEENAGE REPORTING Project - COVID-19
More than 60 stories by teenage reporters linked to newsrooms in 19 countries around the world covered what their cohorts were doing to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In part, the aim was to combat the prevailing images of teenagers a problem: careless beach frolickers who brought the virus home, as couch-sitters who just complained about their boredom or a group that was identified mainly by loss of important adolescent milestones. In any case, not part of the solution.
TIME FRAME: SPRING-SUMMER 2020
COMING SOON: CHAMPIONS TELL ALL
Interviews, podcasts and webinars with Global Youth & News Media Prize winners designed to help others try something similar.
Watch this space for details.