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

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April, 2016
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Global Action Project

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 project—Media 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 youth—in structured, purpose-driven contexts—can change discourse through artistry, political knowledge, personal/community-based experiences, and engagement in movements for justice...

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