Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative


Youth Media Reporter- Relaunch & Call for Submissions

May 10, 2013 by admin in Feature

Youth Media Reporter CFP
Youth Media Reporter is being relaunched and the journal invites articles and multi-media
for a special issue designed to reintroduce this vital resource for stakeholders in the youth
media field.

Between 2005 and 2011, Youth Media Reporter (YMR) gathered together the voices and

of many educators, practitioners, academics and young people to consider enduring
principles and emerging practices in the youth media field. During this time, YMR was
established as the professional multi-media journal providing a forum for inquiry, exchange,
learning, and collaboration among diverse stakeholders in the youth media field, unique in its
embrace of both research and practice-based articles.

In late 2012, YMR transferred hands from the Academy for Educational Development to the
Department of Media and Communication at Muhlenberg College. YMR’s focus and purpose
remain unchanged: to build the field by documenting, from multiple perspectives, insights
and leading lessons related to engaging young people in video, film, television, radio, music,
web, art, and print media making.

The field of youth media has grown and evolved considerably since the

last issue of YMR
was published in March 2011. We invite submissions that focus on a variety of areas, but we
especially welcome articles that help document and reflect on how the field of youth media
has changed in the two years since YMR was published. What new opportunities, practices,
and pedagogical approaches have opened up in the field? What other professional spaces
have emerged to support youth media as a community of practice? How are social and
political forces shaping what is possible—and what is not possible—within youth media?
What new directions are opening up in youth media and are there new tensions opened up
as the field expands?

YMR is a peer-review journal, bringing together both academic research papers and op-ed
journalistic styles articles, alongside multi-media digital presentations. The journal
encourages papers from new practitioners and emerging scholars, as well as established,
pioneering voices in the field of youth media, and we value equally contributions from youth
media makers.

Deadline for submissions is July 15, 2013. All manuscripts and multi-media submissions are
peer-reviewed. Email inquiries to and see submission guidelines here:

Video from the Webinar focused on Relaunching the Youth Media Reporter.

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