Illinois Youth Media
Illinois Youth Media is the umbrella name for youth media projects generated and supported by Illinois Public Media at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois.
The Illinois Youth Media website is both an interactive space for Illinois Public Media’s on-going youth media projects as well as home to the research and raw interviews, transcripts, documents, photos, press coverage, blog postings and user comments of past youth media project participants and their produced television, radio and Internet programs. The site also features impact videos for each project when available.
Illinois Public Media is helping students and teachers at Stratton Leadership & MicroSociety Magnet School in Champaign create, maintain and staff their 21st Century Digital Media Center. Their Center allows them to run their own video production studio, anchor newscasts, write and videotape stories, edit video and publish content on their website, strattonsociety.org.
Youth Media Workshop partners with public schools in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, to teach African-American youth how to make radio and television documentaries that link their generation, the hip-hop generation, to the civil rights and black power generations.