Youth Journalism Resources
Young people represent the next generation of our reporters. Not only will early training produce a crop of talented journalists, it gives youth a platform to voice how issues directly affect them - all while gaining insight into the topics they research and report. Youth media may appear in the form of school publications, classroom-produced projects, partnerships between youth and media organizations or independent, citywide media outlets. Here are some examples of youth-produced media and teacher resources to get you started:
Hosts teen-generated news and archives journalism lesson plans for instructor use on a broad selection of topics.
A youth-media partnership with Somerville Community Access Television, including uploaded videos of health-related topics.
A citywide youth newspaper which opened its doors in 1988.
Emphasizes electronic journalism and allows you to search lesson plans by keyword, including a helpful lesson on health and safety reporting.
A website for youth from around the world interested in human rights and development with plenty examples of youth-produced videos, profiles of young media reporters and other related resources.
A non-profit youth development organization that publishes VOX Teen Newspaper through a youth-adult partnership, among other related community programs.
Youth Journalism International connects teen writers, artists and photographers with peers around the globe, teaches journalism, fosters cross-cultural understanding, and promotes and defends a free youth press.
Samples of youth-produced work with an emphasis on radio, and links to teacher resources.
A multimedia journal focusing on best practices, trends and other useful information for those in the youth media field.
Highlights exceptional work of youth journalists and provides links to various youth media outlets.
A monthly San Francisco-based newspaper by and about young people, which syndicates articles with photography, interviews, reporting and fiction writing to newspapers across the U.S.