Editors of news for children around the world asked their young audiences – those who will be most affected by climate change – to suggest to decision makers the most important first step in saving the planet.
This initiative was an extra contribution to The Writing's on the Wall project, which was in partnership with News Decoder and the Climate Academy and co-funded by the European Union.
Since the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, producers of news around the world have been inviting young readers and viewers to submit art that wishes peace and love for the children of Ukraine.
Inspired by the work of Kleine Kinderzeitung (Austria) and News-O-Matic (USA), Global Youth & News Media developed and organized the project and showcasing the resulting submissions.
In a second phase, citizens help refugee children who have found safe haven in their area to join the project.
Here's how (instructions in 10 languages).
The third phase, set for the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2022, calls for doing new art to make it clear that Ukraine is not forgotten.
This project will last as long as it takes.
WORLD TEENAGE REPORTING Project
The World Teenage Reporting Project encourages and amplifies solutions journalism from youth media about the role teenagers are playing in major global phenomena. Our main media partner is News-Decoder, a global educational news service for the young.
Phase One grew out of the negative coverage young people were receiving at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, spurring stories about how other teenagers were helping, producing more than 60 stories from 21 countries.
Phase 2 created a first showcase of Champions of Tolerance.
Phase 3, focused on Climate Champions and inspired a journalism competition for original work by teenage journalists in partnership with the Erasmus + programme and The Climate Academy (Belgium) , News Decoder (France) and the New Earth Foundation (USA). Deadline is March 1. Details are here.
WEBINARS THAT FILL Some IMPORTANT GAPS
We work with organizations to create occasional webinars when we believe we can help fill an important gap in knowledge about the relationship between news media and the young.
Let us know if you want to partner!
Our first session, with the ICFJ's Pamela Howard Forum for Crisis Reporting, star editors of news for children explained how they built trust, audience engagement and solutions journalism using strategies that can also work for adults.