CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS *Deadline: December 10, 2009 The Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in partnership with Adobe Youth Voices seeks youth-produced film, video and animated works on human rights issues made by youth ages 19 and under for its third annual YOUTH PRODUCING CHANGE program. Armed with digital cameras, computers and their own boundless […]
Letter from the Editor Welcome to YMR’s New Mexico Volume 3: Issue 5, where practitioners in New Mexico (specifically in Albuquerque and Santa Fe) investigate youth media practice and share their insights to the field. With support from Open Society Institute, these practitioners and their colleagues met on August 19 at the New Mexico Forum […]
It is more and more common for organizations outside the youth media field to incorporate video and media production in their programs, which requires advice and partnership with youth media educators, community youth centers, and professionals. For example, my organization REEL FATHERS focuses on the relationship between fathers and young children, teens, and incarcerated fathers […]
Left: John Braman, Right: Judy Goldberg From elementary schools to universities, educators are increasingly incorporating digital storytelling into the curriculum. This trend is good news, especially in New Mexico, where traditional approaches often fail due to diverse learning styles, language barriers, and a pedagogy that does not connect theory to its application. The trend of […]
Left: Jessica Collins, Right: Andrea Quijada Youth media encompasses diverse realities of how communities live, work, play, and communicate. For example, youth media work in New Mexico differs from youth media work in many other regions in the U.S. New Mexico is a very poor, rural, and under-resourced area located in the fifth geographically largest […]
With intentional project design that is based on a social justice framework, youth media can sow the seeds of equity and facilitate long-term change in our communities.
The social segregation that niche marketing and commercial media reinforce can be combated through community and media justice.
New youth media must put all of its efforts to eradicate the kind of binary thinking in this country that targets and categorizes people based on race, the language they speak, and their identities.
The Media Arts Collaborative Charter School (MACCS) in New Mexico provides an interesting case study for some of the perennial issues facing the youth media field today. Our school is built entirely around young people’s access to media and technology—we offer electives only in media arts. New Mexico high school students of diverse means, ethnicities, […]
Women Expanding Literacy Education Action Resource Network Women’s Perspectives #5: A Journal of Writing & Artwork by Adult Learners Women’s Perspectives #5: What Would You Do? Creative Ideas for Difficult Times will showcase original writings & artwork by adult literacy/basic education students across all levels. Student writers and artists are encouraged to reflect and to […]