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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Learn the hand wash dance with Stephanie Wonchala of Studio Pulse. If you post your own version of the dance, make sure to use #washupak!

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


ATMI producer Danielle DuClos was in her sophomore year at the University of Missouri, studying journalism and political science, when her campus was shut down due to the coronavirus. Continue reading


After a visitor to his apartment tested positive for the coronavirus, ATMI producer Logan Smith took the responsible step to get himself tested, an experience he calls “very black market.”

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Before Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, ATMI producer Ryan Danigole’s father got a job out of state and the whole family was set to move to Albany, New York. Now that we are in the midst of a pandemic, the Danigole family is still planning to move this summer.

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