A Youth Journalism Program
Students will develop talents in writing, research, interviewing, photography, graphic design, videography, broadcast journalism, marketing, brand building, and social media management.
There are few better ways to advance our mission to cultivate leadership capacity in Flint by giving people a voice in the world than through student journalism. Yet, journalistic programs are unavailable to students in Flint, so career-building opportunities in journalism are foreclosed to our children. We believe that by offering a new youth journalistic program for young people in Flint, which will focus on local and state government, neighborhoods and community news, including highlights and spotlight articles on residents, businesses and elected officials, a focus on public health in Flint, including the city’s ongoing water crisis, our program will transform the lives of our students and, by and through their work, positively impact families throughout the city.
4119 N Saginaw St
Flint, MI, 48505
As a news literacy program, News Movement will teach the youth of Flint various journalistic skills and empower them to use them in their community while improving the visibility of children of color and their stories in the media.
Through an after-school club, intensive summer activities, civic and community engagement, and partnerships with local news agencies, students will progress through journalistic curricula specially crafted by industry experts for our program.
By the end of the experience, students will have attained a nuanced understanding of the news industry, secured marketable skills, developed a greater appreciation of civic engagement, and cultivated relationships within the community.