Youth media practitioners must encourage students to identify “real” news and information. News literacy as a way to identify and build upon a skill set that youth media programs already aim to build in young people.
Welcome to the Youth Media Reporter--an open access, peer-reviewed professional journal for scholars, practitioners and others who develop, organize, teach, study and support youth media practices and programs.
YMR includes research articles, descriptive case studies, brief reports from the field, and reviews of scholarship, technologies, conferences and other events related to the practices, pedagogies, and analysis of youth media.
The journal focuses particular attention on the implications of media making for empowering young people's identities, agency, voice, and civic action.