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Youth and Media — Core Pillars

As a project, YaM embraces the core pillars of the Berkman Klein Center, which can be summarized as follows:


  • Impacting the current debate and providing guidance around emerging issues related to youth and digital media that are transforming economic, social, and cultural contexts (example: here, here, here, and here). // Applying methodologies that are able to capture youth’s perspectives (example: here, here, here, and here). // Contributing to work on the economic and social implications of emerging technologies (example: here) // Producing research with reach (examples: here and here).


  • Co-designing with youth (examples: here and here). // Designing for different audiences (example: here). // Leveraging the BKC networks (example: here). // Developing content in much-needed areas (examples: here and here).


  • Building tools for different environments and audiences (examples: here, here, here, and here). // Designing platforms that foster participation (example: here). // Translating research for different audiences (examples: here, here, here, and here).


  • Studying, educating, and building in a collaborative way (examples: here, here, and here) // // Building (interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder, regional, and global) networks (examples: here and here). // Increasing information sharing. // Engaging in coordination efforts (example: here and here). // Investing in capacity building

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Youth and Media

Youth and Media (YaM) encompasses an array of research, advocacy, and development initiatives around youth (age 12-18) and digital technology.