Youth Journalism

Dec. 20, 2013 / By

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by Kalvin Saelee

Editor’s Note: This story is published in We’Ced Youth Magazine Issue #3

Even though traditional journalism is struggling, more and more young people are creating and publishing their own media. For young people, getting involved in media and journalism can be a fun way to have something to do and it can actually be very beneficial.

Journalism is the reporting and telling of stories through media such as newspapers, radio, TV and the Internet. Being a youth journalist is a fantastic way to get your voice out to the public.

Obviously, I have first hand experience with youth journalism. I feel like this chance has helped me get further in life and on the path to becoming an adult. I wasn’t always on the right path, and before I started youth journalism I was your average troublemaker. I was rebellious and disrespectful. I snuck out for late nights out and about, I abused drugs and I pulled plenty of other rule-breaking stunts.

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Merced and its surrounding areas have always had a vibrant population of young people. Unfortunately, too often there is a disconnect between generations that can lead to misunderstandings and a lack of communication. WeCed's aim through its program and publication is to highlight and empower youth to tell their stories and that of their communities, while providing them with the guidance and skill-building necessary to foster the development of their strongest possible voice.