Check out Cortney Harding response to the Rand Corporation's Survey which stated that teens who listen to music with sexually degrading lyrics are more likely to instigate and participate in sexual activities. Check out the blog here!
What do you think? Let us know...
MNN Youth Channel Peer Trainer and PT Coordinator, Derrick Dawkins, has an article on media literacy in the fall edition of IndyKids! check it out - pick one up by the MNN reception window and flip to page 6. (dont forget to read all the other great stuff too.)
the issue is also downloadable as a pdf here.
we are here atthe ACM - Alliance for Community Media Conference in Boston. As a part of the pre-conference activities, Youth Channel took part in an all-day workshop working with young people (and some oldies) from different access centers to do some brainstorming about media action campaigns, and to make some short videos. Heres som pictures. we will add more as the week goes on. and hopefully the videos too!
During the summer months and after school, Media Guild apprentices, under professional and peer mentorship, engage in all aspects of pre-productions, production, and post-productions for DROP TV: research, writing, scheduling, camera, sound, lighting, computer graphic design, computer animation, editing, music, and sound mixing.
CUP works with youth to create collaborative projects that explore the urban environment. Our educational projects build on the everyday experiences of young people to ask questions about democracy, civic participation and social justice.
Film Directed, edited and written by Karina Hurtado in collaboration with Global Action Project
Since 1991, Global Action Project (G.A.P.) has provided media arts and leadership training for thousands of young people living in underserved communities, from New York to Croatia to Guatemala to the Middle East and beyond. Our mission is to provide youth with the knowledge, tools, and relationships they need to create powerful, thought-provoking media on local and international issues that concern them, and to use their media as a catalyst for dialogue and social change.
Summary: Bill O'Reilly asserted that "[m]any Americans ages 18 to 24 have no idea what's going on," stating that they "get their news from [Comedy Central host] Jon Stewart and their point of view from bomb-throwing entertainers." In fact, studies have shown that viewers of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with John Stewart are consistently better informed about current events than consumers of other media, and Daily Show viewers are significantly better educated than viewers of The O'Reilly Factor. Further, consumers of Fox News in general have been found to be significantly more misinformed about current events than consumers of other mainstream media.
Must watch flash animation Here
On April 29, 2006 the Livewire Festival was a 2-day event (One day entertainment, and the other workshops) launchd with an electic mix of electronic music, hip hop and some rock n roll. The Misled Youth Network organized the event which had a very nice turnout. If you have an open mind, and like all kinds of music, this event would definitely make your body move. Check it out!
On May 10th, 2006 City Council members and supporters of public access, including producers and public access televsion staff. There was a press conference about some certain issues and the cope bill, all of which are important things that relate to the destruction of public access, and the silencing of the voices of those from marginalized groups. To find out more info on these issues log on to www.mnn.org/saveaccess.
Watch this clip.
Good bye Youth Channel!!!.... for now. Before I started film school, even before I considered myself a filmmaker I came across Guerrilla News Network. Their videos/organzation is very interesting in terms of their mission and how they create very entertaining pieces that also make a bold statement.
Have a good summer!!
Benny(the director) has done a frame comparison here and here. For more info on The Winking Circle check out their new website. Heres a link to an online debate about who should sue who. whats YOUR opinion?
Watch The Video (approx. 40 MB)
On May 1, 2006 MNN Youth Channel was out talking to young people in the streets in both Washington Heights and Union Square in New York City. Here's some of what we heard.
Watch this segment
The Youth Channel highlights works from other non-profit organizations in New York City and their works in youth media. Young media makers make movies, we show them on the youth channel; Pretty simple right! This clip is to let the world know about their works and you can catch all their work as well as many others on the Youth Channel.
Watch this clip
The Youth Channel highlights some of the best works of young filmmakers from different film festivals around the city by airing them. This promo is about letting you know when to watch it and what day. There are a lot of great submissions... Don't miss out!
Watch thic clip
In times of war, families are torn. Some are worried about their loved ones, others encourage the war to act as a "cleanser" of all "terrorism". A group of older women activists made it their personal business to protest against the United States government, and all of their efforts in recruiting young people to be sent out to war. These elderly women try to recruit themselves. They sang songs of angst, and marched valiantly to Times Square to have their voices heard. Check out the video produced by D.A.M.N. Y.C. News. .....also get more info and press coverage at NYC Grannies Against the War homepage
Taking it to the streets is a new youth channel show that dables in the issues that affect the youth activist community. It airs on channel 34, Mondays a 8:00 p.m., as well as on mnn.org on the web.
Watch the clip here!!
learn more about this issue and the campaign to STOP fake news at: Free Press
Aborting Young Women's Rights Aura Bogado, The NewStandard. March 30, 2006.
News: For a fourth consecutive schoolday, high school students leave campuses to protest national anti-immigrant legislation.
Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Democracy Now!. March 29, 2006.
News: Thousands of high school students walked out of their schools this week to protest the anti-immigrant House bill.
*Rally for Immigrant Rights!*
Monday, April 10, 2006
Converge at Battery Park @ 3PM (until 7PM)
Get off on any Train near the South End of Manhattan
For more info check out:
Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz,
RADIO VISION CRISTIANA CONLICO (Fraternity of Religious Leaders)
& The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization
Invite You To Come And Join Us At The Great Walk In Solidarity With Immigrants
And Against House Bill HR 4437
Which If Passed, Would Make Any Assistance Given To An Immigrant A Federal Crime
We Will Walk Across The Brooklyn Bridge From The Brooklyn Side Towards The Immigration Building At 26 Federal Plaza
April 1st, 2006
At 11:00 AM
(Subway Lines 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall) For more information, please call:
Senator Ruben Diaz (718) 892-7513 or Radio Vision Cristiana (973) 881-1130
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SAVE THE DATE!
IndyKids Bake Sale
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Saturday, April 15 (rain date: April 16)
Union Square South (14th Street near Broadway)
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MEDIA EMPOWERMENT KIT
just released by Adbusters
Designed as a flexible teachers’ aid, the kit features 43 lesson ideas,
including personal challenges, group activities, discussion starters and
eye-opening readings. Lessons are divided into three areas: Explore Your
Mental Environment, Explore Your Physical Environment and Create Your Own
Each kit includes:
a lesson binder with photocopy-friendly removable sleeves a DVD chock full of images and video clips five full-color posters Adbusters special media literacy issue: “The Game of Life”
LA PROTESTS AGAINST ANTI-IMMIGRATION LAWS
Story About High School Walkout in Protest of Anti-Immigration Laws
check out photos and video - links on the left
other information on the proposed laws and Saturday's HUGE march in LA: