film, video, television

Listen Up! is a NYC-based youth media network that connects young video producers and their allies to resources, support, and projects in order to develop the field and achieve an authentic youth voice in the mass media. Goals include (1)  provide connections, information, media tools, and services to young video producers and their allies, both inside and outside the network, (2) work with young producers to raise production quality and tell excellent stories, (3) implement and fund projects, (4) cultivate meaningful partnerships with like-minded organizations to develop and promote the field of youth media and (5) secure broadcast venues for youth produced video.

This is just like YouTube, except developed for schools.   Extensive involvement by academic community consortium groups.  Extensive index of links and resources.

Content-rich site with downloadable teaching aides, content and insight on use of media for self-expression, bridging differences and working toward peace.

Teen Reporter Handbook

Although ceasing active operation in August 2007, The World Radio Forum website continues to be a valuable resource for an overview of the activities of international, community, and internet radio producers and broadcasters who make radio for, with, and by children and youth. WRF members work in broadcasting, education, entertainment, development, and social change and hold these two beliefs: (1) children and teens must be enabled to actively participate in radio production (2) radio broadcasters and producers are duty bearers for children’s rights.

Appalshop is a non-profit multi-disciplinary arts and education center in the heart of Appalachia producing original films, video, theater, music and spoken-word recordings, radio, photography, multimedia, and books.  Education and training programs support communities’ efforts to solve their own problems in a just and equitable way.   Appalshop is dedicated to the proposition that the world is immeasurably enriched when local cultures garner the resources, including new technologies, to tell their own stories and to listen to the unique stories of others. The creative acts of listening and telling are Appalshop’s core competency.

Appalshop produces a Kids Radio program airing on WMMT.

Also, its Holler to the Hood is a multi-media human rights project designed to foster collaboration and communication between urban and rural communities.  The project was initiated by Appalshop artists in response to the growing prison boom in the economically distressed central Appalachian coalfields.  We believe in the power of art to speak boldly for human rights and positive social change in our communities.

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