Submissions are now open for ATMI’s annual youth film screening “After School Special,” as part of this year’s Anchorage International Film Festival. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s festival will be virtual, taking place from December 4 to December 13. Which means that you can watch any of our selected youth-produced films from the comfort of your home, anytime during those dates. (More details soon.)

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ATMI is seeking youth between the ages of 14 and 21 to be health reporters. They will produce short news features that explore solutions-based approaches to health issues under direction and mentorship from ATMI staff and contractors, with additional mentorship from Alaska’s press corps.

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While the Alaska Teen Media Institute studio is closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic, staff and youth producers are working from home to continue to bring youth stories to the public.

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ATMI worked with youth organizers and attendees at the Lead On! For Peace and Equality conference to come up with a concept for a healthy relationships campaign. The project was a partnership with the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as part of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

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Alaska Teen Media Institute youth producers explore changes in sea ice and what that means marine traffic in the Arctic.

Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people whose land we work on. And in this episode we’re going to talk more about that. Melissa Shaginoff, who in addition to being an artist and curator, hosts land acknowledgment workshops for the YWCA Alaska. ATMI senior producer […]

Contact tracing is an essential part of combating the spread of Covid-19. Not only do contact tracers work to discover where a person infected with the coronavirus may have contracted it, they also attempt to inform others about possible infection. But there is a lot more to the complicated work that they do. In this […]

Youth 4 Change is an Anchorage-based organization that looks to address and minimize the oppression of Black, Indigenous, People of Color within the education system by uplifting youth voices. In this episode we’re going to hear from two of the group’s members, Stefani Martinez and Ruth Dan. They spoke with ATMI senior producer Cornilius Nelson […]

On November 8th, the Anchorage School District Superintendent announced that they would not be following through with a plan to bring pre-school through second grade and some special education programs back to in-person learning. This was at least the third time this year that ASD has had to reverse course in reopening schools, due to […]

November’s show includes segments from four of our recent podcast episodes, as well as ATMI producer Riley Taylor’s reflections on voting for the first time, and much more. [Hosts Daisy Carter and Quinn White recorded their portion of the episode on November 4th, the day after the election. Sam Bernitz recorded his news headlines on […]

Anchorage Youth Vote is a nonpartisan organization that works to empower youth to vote and be engaged in the democratic process. In a normal year they would be putting on mock elections, hosting candidate forums for state-wide races, and getting into the community to educate youth about the rights and responsibilities of living in a […]

ATMI producers Daisy Carter, Cornilius Nelson, Ryan Danigole, Riley Taylor, Quinn White, Ormund Alaois, and Youth Vote’s Tuan Graziano got together on Zoom to talk about the anxieties of being a young and/or first-time voter during this historic presidential election. They talk about voting plans, dealing with misinformation, researching local candidates, and much more. Hosted […]

Earlier this year Jose Carter was working for a company that did catering in an oil field in Pecos, Texas. He’d been there for almost a year and a half when he was laid off due to the pandemic. Jose then returned to Alaska where his family lives to try and find a new job. […]

Back in June, Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer, she said that we were in the second inning of the pandemic.

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The last time the ATMI studio was open was March 17th, right in the middle of Spring Break. That’s over six months that we’ve been in this pandemic.

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