This June marks the 19th annual Allied Media Conference. Every year, the conference brings together filmmakers, radio producers, youth organizers, writers, and a whole host of other talent who use media as a way of inciting change. AMC seeks to acknowledge those who use different types of media such as art or technology to address the roots of systemic problems and deliver holistic solutions towards a more just and creative world. The conference takes place June 15th through the 18th in Detroit, Michigan. KQED will be presenting a session with our Youth Advisory Board.

KQED Session:

Friday, June 16th

Pathways for Youth Voice in Public Media
State Hall: Room 135

This year KQED Learning invited students from across the Bay Area to join KQED’s first Youth Advisory Board. Through sharing feedback, they helped KQED build tools to strengthen youth civic participation and digital literacy.  Our session will explore the work of the YAB in its effort to center younger, more diverse voices. We will hear from members and staff of KQED’s inaugural board about lessons learned from the launch of KQED Learning’s first youth-facing YouTube series, Above the Noise. Participants will walk away with strategies for infusing and amplifying youth voice into the work of adult-led, legacy media organizations.

Additional Resources:

Above the Noise
Above the Noise, a new YouTube series for teens, cuts through the hype and dives deep into the science behind the issues affecting their daily lives. The weekly series takes on controversial subject matter with facts and research to help young viewers draw informed conclusions, while inspiring media literacy and civic engagement.

KQED at the Allied Media Conference 5 June,2017Stephanie Thatcher


Stephanie Thatcher

Stephanie Thatcher is currently an undergraduate at UC Berkeley majoring in Philosophy and Legal Studies. Her interests primarily lie in civics, politics, and media literacy. Stephanie is the KQED Education Services Intern.

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