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    A journalism and leadership program with a mission of amplifying youth’s voices through the adult media. Youth, aged 8-18, work in teams on issue based stories. Their stories and commentaries are printed in the local news magazine, local daily paper and are broadcast weekly on two local radio stations.

    The 8-18 Media journalists are interviewing local golf sensation Jordan Jurmu.

    The 8-18 Media journalists are interviewing local golf sensation Jordan Jurmu.

    Stories are also regularly cast on two different web sites. The Bureau was honored with an Excellence in Broadcasting by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for their weekly radio spots. Besides local reporting the youth participated in a cultural exchange in Japan, have covered every political convention since 1992 from a youth’s perspective, have gone on numerous trips outside of the area to present at conferences, cover the TC film festival to name a few. We have over 75 trained members with a newbureau in Ishpeming.

    With support from its parent organization, the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, and its strong media partners:  Marquette Monthly, The Mining Journal, Q107-WMQT, and WNMU Public Radio 90, the bureau’s young journalists deliver to adults the unique and vital perspectives and insight of children on important issues such as health, education and politics.  At the same time, the program allows for natural mentoring opportunities through the interaction of story teams made up of older and younger kids.

    Click here to visit Marquette Monthly’s website

     

  • 8-18 News

    Recent happenings in the program
    New 8-18 Media Audio Story-Understanding Autism

    New 8-18 Media Audio Story-Understanding Autism

    Have a listen to an audio story written by 16-year-old 8-18 Media Reporter, Sean Monger.  It is titled, “Understanding Autism.”...

    8-18 Media reporting live from the DNC

    8-18 Media reporting live from the DNC

    8-18 Media youth journalists have been reporting from the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.   Pick up a Mining...

    8-18 Media reporting from the 2016 Political Conventions

    8-18 Media reporting from the 2016 Political Conventions

      Pick up a Mining Journal to read the daily stories from our 8-18 Media youth reporters who will be reporting...

    8-18 Media Interviews Attorney General Bill Schuette

    8-18 Media Interviews Attorney General Bill Schuette

      http://www.upmatters.com/news/local-news/attorney-general-bill-shuette-visits-up#.V1B4oOPqZA8.facebook

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