Sunday, January 22, 2012

Teen website recommendation: Youth Journalism International

My distance-ed class through Cuesta College, LIBT 118, engaged in a semester-long discussion of websites that library workers could recommend for teens:

Youth Journalism International values a free and open press. Its Jan. 18 posting urges readers to push back against proposals in Congress “that would restrict the net.”

YJI believes that “The key to a better world lies with global understanding and truthful, effective communication.”

“Founded by two veteran reporters, Youth Journalism International works with more than 200 students across the globe, ages 12 to 24.”

While teaching students about writing, press responsibility and ethics, YJI also helps them become world citizens. This website would be a good resource for empowering teens to create journalism and to develop a world view.

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