Call for Research: Youth Media

Next month IssueLab will be focusing on Youth Media and Research. Mindy Faber, a leading practitioner in the field will be serving as their very first guest editorialist – culling the nonprofit sector for research and analysis on this vibrant yet somewhat under-studied topic.
Over the last few decades, the proliferation of low cost digital media production tools has given rise to an expanding number of after-school programs that use digital media to engage young people in art, organizing, journalism, citizenship and leadership development. The explosion of this new media is redefining how youth learn, create, and participate in the public sphere.
Although the issue of youth and their relation to the media is taking on a new sense of urgency among educators (from IssueLab’s point of view), policy-makers and social researchers, research on the topic is still difficult to find. This is why we asked Mindy to serve as a guest editorialist for Issuelab’s March edition of the CloseUp.
If you are a noprofit and are doing work in the field of youth media and the new digital networked public, please register at IssueLab today:
IssueLab’s Youth Media CloseUp will include research on the following topics:
Copyright and intellectual property in a digital age
Global and youth development through media
Digital learning and education, formal and informal approaches
Communication rights of youth
Media literacy and citizenship
The role of youth media in social justice movements
Expose Your Work to a Broader Audience in 3 Easy Steps
1. IssueLab is a free service to all participating nonprofits. The process for listing your research takes about five minutes. Register your nonprofit with IssueLab through our simple web-based form. You will receive an email asking that you verify your registration. Once this is done, you are ready to list research.
2. Log into your account and add as many publications as you would like. Once we have approved a publication your listing will be “live” and available to the public.
3. Edit, hide, delete or add as many listings as you wish. (You can also track the number of users downloading your work and visiting your organizational profile by simply logging into your IssueLab account.)
Adding your research to IssueLab’s CloseUp means that it will get featured in next month’s eNews, regular RSS feeds and any outreach we do to blogs, journalists and digital librarians.
Got Questions?
If you have any concerns or questions contact Gabriela Fitz at