Your community needs you!
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.
You will have the freedom to choose your own story topics to engage with. This includes stories on topics such as Covid-19, health policy, vaccinations, adolescent sexual health, early childhood education, physical fitness, nutrition, poverty, income inequality, substance abuse, gun violence, environmental hazards, and suicide prevention.
We will meet weekly as a team via Zoom. During these weekly meetings you will hear from guest speakers, participate in short lessons on using tools for communication, and brainstorm your story ideas and challenges with the team.
Stories will be broadcasted on KNBA 90.3 FM, the RIVR, and ATMI podcasts “Zoom Room” and “Podcast in Place: Youth Stories from Quarantine,” as well as ATMI’s monthly radio show “In Other News.” Reporters will work at least five hours a week from October 15, 2020 to April 15, 2021.
Application Deadline: November 12, 2020
During this pandemic, mentors encourage youth to adhere to these best practices. We understand that each youth reporter will have their own family rules and comfort levels as well. All activities associated with this project can be done remotely.
This project is made possible by a professional development grant from Alaska Press Club with funding from Atwood Foundation and Knight Foundation.