A Closer Look: Case Studies from the Youth Media Initiative
Edited by Kathleen Tyner
A Closer Look: Media Arts 2003 showcases vibrant organizations nationwide that are developing successful new models, solving problems or meeting organizational challenges in new and innovative ways. Case studies demonstrate the many ways that youth media makes its mark, from community-based efforts in a shopping mall in Hawaii to distribution channels for youth productions in New York City.
Topics for organizational case studies in A Closer Look 2003 include the use of youth media for conflict resolution after riots, a longitudinal look at community building, extending youth media production to peer leadership and organizing efforts, work in youth-centered environments, educational strategies for gender-specific media education, learning about and through interactive, digital media in informal social environments, and the use of youth media for social justice and public health initiatives.
Featured youth media organizations include, Community Arts Center, Cambridge Massachusetts; Media Bridges, Cincinnati, Ohio; Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) Youth Channel, New York, New York; Other Friday, Maui, Hawaii; Reach LA, Los Angeles, California; Spy Hop, Salt Lake City, Utah; and Tech Team, a statewide project of South Carolina Educational Television.
A Closer Look: Media Arts 2003 is a product of the Youth Media Initiative, a project that builds organizational capacity for promising practices in the field of youth media.
Introduction by Kathleen Tyner, Editor
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Community Art Center Teen Media Program - Founded in 1973, the Teen Media Program initially concentrated on photography, filmmaking, acting, and basic video production. Today the Center has the Do It Your Damn Self!! National Youth Video and Film Festival, whose mission is to provide youth with the opportunity to give voice to issues in their lives, to display their video production skills and to introduce other teens to the empowering potential of video and film production.
Media Bridges Cincinnati - Media Bridges provides the education, equipment, and environment to assist people in communicating effectively through media.
Manhattan Neighborhood Network - Manhattan Neighborhood Network is responsible for administering the Public Access cable television services in Manhattan. MNN programing includes the Youth Channel which provide equal access to all young people, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or social status.
Spy Hop Productions - Spy Hop Productions is a not-for-profit youth media center committed to cultivating the visions and voices of an emerging generation via the big screen, the airwaves, and the world-wide-web.
South Carolina Educational Television - Every day, through digital television, telecommunications, local and national productions, quality programs and more, South Carolina ETV brings South Carolinians vital and illuminating information.
Reach LA - Since 1993, Reach LA has been a leader in HIV/AIDS education and prevention for LA's teen population through it's Club Prophylactive and Come*Feel*Active programs which were designed and implemented by the founders. Reach LA continues to follow in the footsteps of its founders with the creation of new and innovative programs that educate, motivate and mobilize LA's urban youth.
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