Youth Media Archive
The NAMAC Youth Media Archive focuses on those organizations in the media arts field that support the work of youth media producers. The archive aims to extend and strengthen service to youth media organizations through resources that encourage and support building and sustainability.
Here you will find support information from NAMAC reports and publications, networking resources; capacity-building avenues and evaluation tools, methodologies, and instruments.
Youth Media Survey Database
NAMAC is pleased to announce the launching of the Youth Media Survey Database as part of our Youth Media Archive. Visitors can search for information about youth media organizations, which NAMAC collected through surveying this sector in 2003 and 2005, and see it displayed in comparison tables. Empirical data about organizations’ size, mission, staffing, funding, programs and much more is available through this search engine.
In 2003 NAMAC awarded the National Peer Technical Assistance Project (NPTAP) for Youth program Evaluation. What follows are the field reports from youth media organizations that worked with evaluators to create indicators of success, design and field-test evaluation instruments, pilot specific evaluation methods, tabulate and report results, and create detailed evaluation plans.
A Closer Look 2003: Case Studies from NAMAC's Youth Media Initiative
Edited by well-known media education scholar Kathleen Tyner, this voiume showcases the work of a diverse range of rural and urban youth media programs across the United States. The journal also features a study of 59 youth media organizations who responded to an on-line poll about their capacity, missions, successes and challenges.
2005 Youth Media Leadership Institute
The Youth Media Leadership Institute brought together twenty emerging and established leaders in staff positions within the field of youth media to participate in a six-month institute. It included a 5-day leadership retreat in the spring of 2005; and post-retreat network-building activities (blogs, listservs, etc.) in the summer and fall of 2005.
Capacity Building Reading for Youth Media
Articles tagged "youth" in the Idea Exchange.
What does Field-Building Mean for Service-Learning Advocates?
Prepared for the Academy for Educational Development, October 2001, Melinda Fine, Ed.D. Download the PDF here.
What Works in Youth Media: Case Studies Around the World (2003)
With a foreword by veteran CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour, this publication pays tribute to the vision, passion, and insights of young people engaged in youth media enterprises around the world. Published by Make a Connection. Download the PDF here.
About the Youth Media Archive
With support from the Youth Initiatives Program of the Open Society Institute, NAMAC embarked on a three-year Youth Media Initiative in 2003. Focusing on organizations in the media arts field that support the work of youth media producers, the Initiative’s goals included leadership training, organizational capacity building and research. In addition to holding a Youth Media Leadership Institute, the Initiative published case studies in A Closer Look 2003, held an Evaluator’s Training Seminar, and provided technical assistance grants.
Designed as a repository of data and research collective over the three-years of the Initiative, the Youth Media Archive aims to extend and strengthen service to youth media organizations through resources that encourage and support capacity building and organization sustainability.