December • Volume 2 • Issue 6

Letter from the Editor
Welcome to YMR’s final issue of 2008: Volume 2 | Issue 6. This marks the end of a fantastic publication year featuring a total of 38 articles of youth media “on the ground” throughout the U.S. and around the globe. Next year, YMR will continue to launch every other month; however, rather than topic or issue-focused, 2009 publications will investigate youth media happening in six select cities/regions across the U.S. We will announce these cities early 2009.
We hope that you enjoy the last issue of YMR that provides an excellent diverse perspective of practitioners in the field. In this issue, read about:
• The importance of introducing young children, ages 4-8, to video and story telling
• How to partner with local stakeholders, academics, and artists to broaden the youth media festival audience and local engagement with youth media
• The Code of Best Practices, as recently launched by Media Education Lab and partners with support from the MacArthur Foundation
• Two Pace University undergraduate students examination of NYC-based youth media in the service-learning course, “Youth, Media & Democracy”
• Why it is critical that the field values and empowers young women
• How to engage young people with adult media stakeholders and gatekeepers in difficult environments, using Particaptory Radio in Ethipoia as a case study
Many thanks to our contributors:
• Kristin Eno, Digital Story Workshop & Little Creatures
• Gin Ferrara, Wide Angle Youth Media
• Renee Hobbs, Media Education Lab
• Maliha Khan & Yesenia Reinoso, Pace University
• Maggie Pouncey, Girls Write Now
• jesikah maria ross & Esther Obdam, UNICEF/RNTC Participatory Radio Project and Radio Netherlands Training Centre
We welcome you to join the conversation for each of these articles using YMR’s “comment” feature. If you are interested in posting a vod or podcast, please email
Ingrid Hu Dahl, Editor, YMR