Too often, professionals try to defend student media when they should be teaching young people how and why to defend their own media.
We need opportunities for dialogue, outside of the funding model, between foundations and youth media practitioners.
The squeeze on real estate is real, and media professionals and other nonprofits must continue to figure out how to provide high-quality service while the ground threatens to shift beneath them.
As a tool easily shared with others and linked between the visual and media arts, photography ought not to remain on the outskirts of the youth media field.
As a tool for framing dialogue around community issues, youth media is capable of having a serious impact on audiences outside the field, but too often the distribution and the screening of end products preaches to the choir.
An interview-dialogue with a video instructor and director at the Latin American Youth Center’s Art + Media House with their social worker/youth developer on site staff person.