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Youth Journalists and Civic Engagement

Ingrid Dahl

Convenor: Ingrid Dahl, Editor, Youth Media Reporter


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Purpose: Asking probing questions about how to get youth, through media, more engagement in civic affairs.

Highlights of introductions

  • Federico Subervi helped start an after-school progrma in Texas with a mission of empowering Latino youth in technology. Publishes an English and Spanish each month. He'd like to expand this concept to other cities around the country.
  • Sam Chaltain of the Academy for Educational Developnment is heading a program that is going to provide leadership training in the "five freedoms" to K-12 superintendents and administrators.
  • Barb Hipsman is looking at the teaching of First Amendment issues and journalism in K-12. Kent State has hired Mark Goodman from the Student Press Law Center.
  • Angie Bado owns hyperlocal news site in McKinney, Texas, north of Dallas. She wants to know how to get college-age kids, who are still interested in their community, empowered to participate.
  • Mike Deehan (behind camera): Talks about his perspective as a J-graduate just entering the workforce.
  • Jen Thomas: Interested in pursuing the idea of youth in media.
  • Jennifer Synder Duch, wants to know what can be started in the Pittsburgh area to address underserved youth, especially young girls.
  • Meredith McCulloch -- learned civics at her mother's knee. She teaches a community course called: "X-Rated Civics: The Naked Truth About Your Rights. She's working on a New England News Forum effort to put classroom teachers and journalists together.
  • Jessica Bynoe -- works with young people around the country to get more civicly and politically involved in their communities. Five places for civic engagement: media, advocacy and organizing, philanthropy, government, advisory capacities. Young peole starting to become more vocal about how literate they are about media and journalism ... let's harness that energy and interest because it's there.
  • Keika Shimmyo, gathers success stories about youth empowerment for the Academy for Educational Development.
  • Linda Jue says journalism schools are not turning out journalists that can pursue stories that promote civic engagement among youth. Her project is an outgrown of the Campus Alternative Journalism Project.
  • Dale Peskin, runs nonprofit called iFocos -- action tank.
  • Stephen Silha -- worked at Childrens Express
  • Audrey Manring edits Womens Times, regional monthly.

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