About YR

We are YR, a national network of young journalists and artists.  We collaborate with our peers around the country and top media professionals to create content that matters. 

For 25 years, our non-profit production company has invested in future generations— championing our voices, and those before us— to build critical skills in journalism, arts and media. 

If you are a student, a young artist or writer, an activist, a parent, a teacher, or someone who believes in the power of this generation, you are in the right place. Hang out and explore our reporting and creative content on politics, identity, and rising artists.

We sometimes link up with outlets like Teen Vogue, NPR, Pandora, and NYTimes to further amplify our work. Over the years, we have won a lot of awards. More humble bragging here.

If you like what you see, you can check out ways to support and join us, at our headquarters in Oakland or as a national correspondent.

P.S. We’ve recently grown from Youth Radio to YR Media; more on that transition.


Inside YR

Get the inside track on what’s happening behind the scenes at YR headquarters in Oakland — and what we’re up to around the country. Here you’ll learn about who we are, and find ways to plug in and join us. See the latest Inside YR


YR Creators


Editorial Policy

Youth Radio journalism is driven by the organization’s mission to promote equal opportunity for America’s youth, and to build public understanding and accountability with respect to youth issues and policy. Read More


Awards

Over the past 25 years, our student-led journalism has made an impact — earning some of the industry’s highest honors, from the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award in 2000 to the George Foster Peabody Award, and our most recent: the 2018 Edward R. Murrow Award.  See our notable awards.

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