As a filmmaker, arts administrator, and observer of our culture, I find myself asking: Why would anyone with knowledge of the 21st century workforce and its need for critical thinking not put media education at the forefront of educational strategy?
TCYMN represents a successful, decade-strong model of community, cross-organizational support and maximizing opportunities for youth and practitioners within a local, regional network.
Rather than scramble for shrinking dollars and failing partnerships, we need to build partnerships that generate more dollars and have a bigger effect on both young people and our field.
Tapping into Corporate Social Responsibility provides youth media organizations new funding opportunities.
We need opportunities for dialogue, outside of the funding model, between foundations and youth media practitioners.
Youth media educators have the potential to amplify the impact of youth produced media by extending projects beyond production.
How anonymity and access make youth radio a perfect platform for the development of youth leadership and voice.
Youth media educator Kellon Innocent shares his story on becoming a youth media educator at Educational Video Center.
A journalism program officer from the McCormick Tribune Foundation gives useful revenue-based tips to (and from) the field.