Christine L. Mendoza has over a decade of experience in international youth media education. After producing two social-issue documentaries as a teenager at the Educational Video Center, she immediately began teaching film. Since then, she has facilitated workshops at cultural and educational institutions throughout NYC and well as internationally to youth in Finland, Northern Ireland and South Africa. She holds a BA in Media Studies from Hunter College and a MA in Comparative Ethnic Conflict from Queens University in Belfast. She is currently the Co-Director of EVC's Youth Documentary Workshop and a member of the International Center for Films for Children and Young People as well as a Leadership Fellow at the Youth Development Institute. She resides in Brooklyn, her hometown, with her husband.
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.