Report Launch! Media in Action: A Field Scan of Media & Youth Organizing in the United States

From 2012-2015, Global Action Project, Data Center and Research Action Design conducted a national research projectMedia in Action: A Field Scan of Media & Youth Organizing in the U.S. The project sought to understand how youth organizers are using media to advance social justice and movement-building work throughout the United States. Our research documents how and why youth organizers are using media for organizing, framing community stories, and conducting media analysis. The Field Scan illustrates that media must be a well integrated means by which youthin structured, purpose-driven contextscan change discourse through artistry, political knowledge, personal/community-based experiences, and engagement in movements for justice.

We hope this data will support youth, organizers, funders and allies to understand, as well as generate new ways to respond to/increase the scale and impact of youth-led work on the ground. We recognize that those who are most impacted by the issues we discuss here are the experts on the subject, and they are transforming the world around us.

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