Mobile Youth Journalism (08 Election)

Via MTV - Dept of Strategic Partnerships and Public Affairs


To cover a presidential election for young people via mobile media by creating a nationwide Mobile Youth Journalists network and to reuse their video reports on MTV

MTV will use its $700,000 Knight News Challenge grant to empower one young person in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to cover issues of prime importance to today's youth - such as the environment, the upcoming presidential election and sexual health - as Knight Mobile Youth Journalists. Knight "MyJos" will create weekly video news reports for multimedia distribution, including online and over cell phones, and the most popular reports will be showcased across MTV's platforms.

By enabling young adults to report on issues that interest them and distribute those reports on their most commonly used digital mediums, MTV will offer its audience another innovative way to be heard on today's most pressing social and political issues. Goals: "By reporting on the issues most relevant to young adults with new tools of engagement, Knight's 'MyJos' will help mobilize this age group to effect positive social and political change."

Project Team

MTV - Dept of Strategic Partnerships and Public Affairs