Resources From Our Youth Media Funder Briefing

[Source: February 10, 2011]

As part of our ongoing series of funder education programming, Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media presented a funder briefing on Youth Media, Thursday, February 17, 2011. The briefing was co-sponsored by Grantmakers for Children, Youth & Families.

Youth Media is an all-encompassing term for media made by and for youth. This dynamic field, which is growing and maturing, gives a voice to young people who may be ignored or misrepresented by traditional media and allows them to tell their own stories.

Funders who support Youth Media approach the field from a variety of perspectives -- from job training and youth development to after-school enrichment and social justice. The reasons to support Youth Media are as wide ranging as the opportunities to do so.

Presenters Ingrid Dahl, Youth Media Reporter/ AED); Tim Dorsey (Open Society Foundations); Steve Goodman (Educational Video Center); Mark Hallett (McCormick Foundation); and Lin Ishihara (The W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation) explained how Youth Media as a field has evolved, the skills that are developed in young people when they participate in Youth Media programs, the ways in which Youth Media help foundations meet their strategic goals, and more.

PowerPoint Presentations from the presenters are available for download below.

To see a preview of a youth-made film from the Educational Video Center, please click here: (see the Featured Video section at the top right of the screen)

For background on the Youth Media field please explore these resources:

    1.    Investing in Youth Media: A Guide for Grantmakers - or to download directly
    2.    Letter From the Editor: Investing in Youth Media -
    3.    Report: State of the Youth Media Field -
    4.    Youth Media Timeline -


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