MEDIA TRAINING TOOLS
Eight student editors – Carlo Yuvienco, Mike Kwon, Ling Wu Kong, Ana Ivascu, Robin Kachka, Eugene Oh, Danny Lee and Dimitri Keselman – crossing the Tribeca Bridge leading into Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan. We invite you to follow them in and look over their shoulders. When you know what they know, your school will also be able to put a high-quality student newspaper on the World Wide Web.
FREE CHILD PROJECT
The Freechild Project believes that access is a key issue for many young people who are working to create media that represents their voice and experience. Following are websites, software programs, and other tools volunteers with The Freechild Project have identified that can assist young media makers.
MEDIA HELPING MEDIA
Media Helping Media (MHM) exists to provide free training resources for those involved in the media in transition states, post-conflict countries and areas where the media is still developing.
TrustMedia has a variety of training materials for journalists, from those who are new to the profession to veterans who want to expand or refresh their skills. Our collection of digital training manuals ranges from basic skills like reporting, writing and cultivating sources to new-media training, such as our guide for citizen journalists.These manuals provide information, case studies and tools to learn the basics or advanced skills of journalism.
MediaCollege.com is a free educational website for all forms of electronic media. We have hundreds of exclusive tutorials covering video & television production, audio work, photography, graphics, web design and more. You’ll also find utilities, reference material (e.g. user manuals), industry news and a helpful forum.
The product of over two decades of experience, Global Action Project’s Media In Action Curriculum is available here for free download. Grab it, read it, use it, adapt it, and tell us how it worked (or didn’t) for you. Global Action Project developed the Media In Action Curriculum through its after-school media arts programs and, more recently, its Media in Action trainings.
YOUTH AND GIRL EMPOWERMENT
EDUCATIONAL VIDEO CENTERA non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change.
GIRL EFFECT n. — The powerful social and economic change brought about when girls have the opportunity to participate.
GimmeMo is an online talk show created and executive produced by actress Monique Coleman dedicated to empowering today’s youth. Each episode features a compelling topic, such as teen homelessness, obesity, becoming environmentally conscious, body image, sex, drugs, and much more.
Since 1998, GirlSource has been providing meaningful employment and leadership opportunities for low-income, high-school-age girls in San Francisco.
Believes that young girls have a choice in the story they create for themselves, and that witnessing how other girls live can help every young woman can create a powerful, personal story of her own.
A campaign of the United Nations Foundation, gives American girls the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.
GLOBAL FUND FOR WOMEN is a publicly supported grantmaking foundation that advances human rights by investing in women-led organizations worldwide. Our international network of women and men mobilizes financial resources to support women’s contributions to social justice, equality and peace.
GLOBAL YOUTH CONNECT
Dedicated to empowering youth to advance human rights and create a more just world.
I AM THAT GIRL is a community inspiring girls to think for themselves, speak their truth and discover their purpose. The media plays a dominant role in influencing girls’ perceptions of the world around them, as well as helping them to define their sense of self. The current state of negative media is a global health crisis for girls; causing mental, physical and emotional illness. We seek to be the solution. By building community and providing girls with a space to consume healthy media, we can silence their crippling self-doubt long enough for girls to think for themselves, discover their voice and speak their truth. This community that provokes meaningful and mindful conversations enables girls to have a higher sense of self worth.
A well established, innovative and diverse organisation that uses dynamic initiatives to support women and their families, particularly from diverse communities, to achieve gender equality, social and economic justice. By empowering women for over the last two decades, they have made a real difference to their lives, their families and society.
A youth media network that connects young video producers and their allies to resources, support, and projects in order to develop the field and achieve an authentic youth voice in the mass media.
LIVLUNA is a digital tribe of fun fearless females who ♥ natural beauty, healthy fitness and food, wellness, body positivity, yoga, (eco) fashion, and social justice. LivLuna is a hot pink movement that empowers you to feel beautiful, body positive, ♥ yourself, get fit for you, manifest dreams, kick a** and save the world in style. LivLuna is a sustainable social media startup w/ a community, blogs, videos, natural beauty product reviews, giveaways, jobs board + eco fashion boutique LivLunaShop ♥ Sign up as a LivLuna member, join our digital tribe, make new friends- it’s free! ♥
A video initiative that highlights and celebrates the diversity among youth around the world. Workshop participants produce videos of sixty seconds that are positive and powerful examples of the way visual arts works as a communication tool across cultural, geographic and national borders.
PLATFORM SHOES FORUM
A unique integration of educational, research and creative expertise. We collaborate with educators, researchers, psychologists, web developers, artists, and content experts to translate ideas into action, channeling children’s natural attraction to media in constructive ways.
A global network of girl activists and advocates empowering themselves and one another to create the change they imagine for the world. V-Girls is inspired by “I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World” by Eve Ensler. Connect, act, and share at www.v-girls.org
VOICES OF YOUTH DIGITAL DIARIES
All about young people who want to know more…do more…and say more about the world. These reports are first-person accounts by young people from around the world.
WILD SISTER is an online empowerment magazine for women who want inspiration, and who believe that by empowering women we can change the world.
Created and written by artists, coaches, mamas, seekers, bloggers, lovers, creatives, gypsies, entrepeneurs, muses, and authors, Wild Sister is positive media. We focus on promoting self-love, inner exploration, sisterhood, and empowerment.
Wild Sister Magazine liberates souls by delivering authentic inspiration and jaw-dropping graphics, layered and mixed into creations that spark. We share stories that empower, wisdom that transforms, and truth that awakens the core.
WORLD PULSE is a global team united in the passion to create equal visibility for women in international media and to foster women’s leadership worldwide.
WOMEN’S MEDIA CENTER makes women visible and powerful in the media. Led by president, the former Rock the Vote head Jehmu Greene, the WMC works with the media to ensure that women’s stories are told and women’s voices are heard.
YOUTHNOISE is a division of Link Media, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that operates the Link TV network, the nation’s largest independent broadcaster. Link Media’s mission is to engage, inform and motivate Americans to get involved in critical domestic and global issues through the presentation of in-depth information and perspectives not available elsewhere. YouthNoise empowers young leaders to act for the causes they care about locally, nationally and globally. YouthNoise offers online and offline tools that equip youth to take action for a wide range of social issues.
This website is dedicated for news about Africa written by African reporters, both in Africa and in the Diasporas, so they can tell their own stories, themselves.
GLOBAL PRESS INSTITUTE
Global Press Institute (GPI) is an award-winning, high-impact social venture that uses journalism as a development tool to educate, employ and empower women in the developing world to produce high-quality local news coverage that elevates global awareness and ignites social change.
For chicks who dig sports! Fanatchicks is an online lounge for girls and women to discuss sports, health and fitness news from teen sports to college sports, NFL, NBA, MLB, and more!
GIRLS AND FOOTBALL SOUTH AFRICA
Girls & Football SA is a young, award winning initiative that focuses on the development of girls and young women in South Africa through sport. By providing girls with a platform to play, through the use of education, and by raising media awareness with promotional video footage, Girls & Football SA aims to empower female athletes.
A voice for girls who kick butt on and off the field, the track, the slopes and elsewhere. We want to draw attention to the strengths girls possess and inspire them to feel beautiful because of their incredible abilities. We make strength and courage attractive and accessible to all girls – competitors, spectators, fans or simply those looking to get involved. Whether you’re looking for information or inspiration, you’ll find it here.
SHE LOVES SPORTS
Social Network for Active Girls & Women in Sports
A non-profit committed to raising the quality of life in rural villages in W. Africa via water, education & health initiative.
A women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
Dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law.
Uses video to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. WITNESS empowers people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change.
WITNESS envisions a just, equitable world in which all individuals and communities are able to defend and uphold their human rights.
BEHIND THE LABEL
BehindTheLabel.org is a multimedia news website covering the stories of people fighting for fundamental human and labor rights against the goliath global clothing industry. BehindTheLabel.org represents the efforts of a global alliance of clothing workers, religious leaders, and students standing up to demand human rights for sweatshop workers.
FILMS & MEDIA
The feature documentary that follows the lives of a group of Africans in the run-up to the World Cup. From kids kicking a homemade ball in the street, to passionate fans, community activists, world leaders, aspiring young players and African legends of the game’s past and present, the film depicts the rich — and at moments heartbreaking — story of life and football in Africa. It is a kaleidoscope of modern Africa that many have never seen and few will soon forget.
Uses the power of film and video to reach the world’s most vulnerable communities with messages that inspire them, address their critical shared needs, and effect social change.
MEDIA THAT MATTERS FILM FESTIVAL
The premiere showcase for short films on the most important topics of the day. Local and global, online and in communities around the world, Media That Matters engages diverse audiences and inspires them to take action.
An online media gateway for independently produced news on a host of issues that impact people worldwide. Built on sources from our global network, which includes nongovernmental organizations, development-oriented news services, foundations and research institutions, this unique Web space is both a search engine and online community for organizations and individuals seeking in-depth information or guidance on how to become involved in addressing challenges facing people worldwide.
VOICES FOR UMOJA
A non-profit organization dedicated to using various forms of communication and action to create change at the community level and beyond. Voices strives to connect groups and individuals with the goal of strengthening our global community.
RED THE BOOK
A collection of personal (sometimes very personal) essays by the next generation of writers — teenage girls — on what fires up their lives today. Published by Hudson Street Press in November 2007; paperback from Plume October 2008. Compiled by Amy Goldwasser.