Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

Media Coverage

City candidates address youth,” Merced Sun Star, October 23, 2013.

Looking at our Hometowns,” New York Times Lens Blog, September 19, 2013.

Photography project gives area youth new perspective,” Merced Sun Star, August 16, 2013.

Kids Count: Youth Leadership,” Valley PBS, February 24, 2013.

Grad returns to home Merced and rallies youth voice,” Merced Sun Star, December 17, 2012.

Merced County’s students learn hard lessons through photography,” Merced Sun Star, September 18, 2012.

Speaking Up: We’Ced, a new Merced County magazine, gives local youth a voice,” Downtown Life Magazine, July 10, 2012.

New magazine in Merced lets youth speak out,” Merced Sun Star, June 18, 2012.

“Program encourages youth to turn lens on local health issues“, Downtown Life Magazine, May 26, 2012.

Group plans community garden near Edison High,” ABC30 KFSN, March 21, 2012.

Listen to Students,” The Fresno Bee, January 7, 2012.

Social media as a journalism tool,” The Chaparral, October 31, 2011.

Traveling exhibit inspires youth empowerment in Salinas,” The Californian, October 14, 2011.

Independent journalism initiative ‘Coachella Unincorporated’ reports on the Eastern Coachella Valley,” The Chaparral, October 10, 2011.

Youth writings a reality check for our community,” Merced County Times, September 15, 2011.

Adults need to step in when bullying occurs,” Fresno Bee, August 20, 2011.

Boyle Heights teens create community newspaper,” NBC LA, July 13, 2011.

LA youth reporters seek to change negative perception of their community through newspaper,” Washington Post, July 10, 2011.

Youth organization starts FAX bus evaluation tool,” The Business Journal, May 23, 2011.

Culture Feed News Roundup: Youth Radio wins big, free lunch and more,” Bay Citizen, May 21, 2011.

Oakland’s Youth Radio wins Peabody Award for investigative series ‘Trafficked’,” Oakland Local, May 21, 2011.

Group wants your FAX Bus Experiences,” KPMH Fox 26, May 18, 2011.

Youth develop system to track buses, transform transportation,” Vide en el Valle, May 17, 2011.

Youth group launches tool for Fresno bus rider feedback,” Fresno Bee, May 16, 2011.

Submit Fresno FAX bus reviews to ‘Bus Tracker’,” ABC 30, May 16, 2011.

Video Playlist: Sacramento students promote social change,” Sacramento Bee, May 17, 2011.

Mobile Action Lab Trains Young People to Design, Develop and Market Apps,” National Science Foundation Discoveries, May 5, 2011.

Richmond Pulse a jolt of youth reportage,” Richmond Confidential, April 20, 2011. Also featured on

The launch of New America Media’s youth media project in the eastern Coachella Valley – Coachella Unincorporated – received coverage in the Desert Sun, the daily paper out of Palm Springs, including a column by the project coordinators introducing this team of young journalists and  comments by youth about a Desert Sun editorial on an environmental justice tour.

Youth-led media project launches in Long Beach,” Long Beach Post, April 8, 2011.

Oakland-based Youth Radio awarded another Peabody,” KQED Radio, March 31, 2011.

Youth Voices and a New Community Newspaper for Boyle Heights,”, February 16, 2011.

Top 10 moments in local youth media,” Oakland Local, December 30, 2010.

Fresno youths work on Louie Kee Market mural; Grocery store painting helps instill ‘Fresno pride’,” The Fresno Bee October 16, 2010.

Attacking obesity by making parks safer,” San Diego Union Tribune September 7, 2010.

Teens to learn visual storytelling techniques,” The Desert Sun, April 4, 2010.

TV Azteca covered Inner City Struggle’s advocacy (in Spanish), and NBC covered Inner City Struggle’s youth-adult protests about a new school, promised but not built.

Access Sacramento collaborated with community groups in South Sacramento to host this event on “How does the media influence the way you think about your neighbors?” as part of the launch of the Neighborhood News Bureaus project, which will have a youth media component.

2 comments on “Media Coverage

  1. Pingback: Bus Tracker will tell the real story of Fresno’s bus system « Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

  2. Thank you for sharing the work we’re doing in Fresno!

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