is any effort created, planned, implemented, and reflected upon by young people in the form of media
, including websites, newspapers, television shows and publications., Freechild Project
. Retrieved 11/2/08.Caudhurī, A. (2003) Media in Times of Crisis: National and International Issues
. Shraban Prokashoni.UNICEF. (2005) Voices of Hope: Adolescents and the Tsunami
. United Nations Publications.
These efforts form the basis of an international movement born in the early 1970s in Ann Arbor, Michigan
by the publishing arm of a left-wing
, teen-led organization called Youth Liberation of Ann Arbor
, which existed from 1970 to 1980. One of its founders went on to form the New York City-based Youth Communication, a youth-led media program for young people in foster care. Another organization in the early movement was Children's Express
, which operates programs around the world.
In the early 1990s this movement gained new expression in the United States in response to growing media bias
against youth, i.e. the hyper-sensationalization of youth violence ala "superpredators
", and continued to grow due to the "Columbine" shootings. The first online, teen-written newspaper, , began in 1994 with a promise of giving voice to teens. This movement features hundreds of individuals and organizations working across the United States to promote the roles of young people in... Read More