Youth Challenge Media Coverage

February 2005
Literary Cavalcade;Feb2005, Vol. 57 Issue 5, p5
The article discusses the role of media in portraying teens as menaces to the society. One study claimed that 71 percent of press stories about youth had a negative slant, usually involving violence and crime. Some youth groups too have this opinion. Together with the magazine Young People Now and Citizen Y, a teen activist group, Children's Express, a news agency where young people produce news and feature stories, is trying to polish that image. People are appealed to do a one-week study of local news coverage of teens and youth issues in newspapers and television and find out the percentage of positive stories.


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