- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 07/01/10 to 07/31/12
- Focus Area
- Engaged Communities
- Knight Community Information Challenge
- San Francisco
To raise awareness about the connection between people’s health and where they live, The California Endowment in partnership with the Pacific News Service will create a youth-produced news network in five underserved neighborhoods in California.
As part of The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities program, the funds are being used to expand a network of youth-led media outlets to raise awareness of the connection between your health and where you live. Many of the communities served by BHC are "media deserts" or neighborhoods that have been abandoned by traditional news media and do not have reliable and trustworthy information sources. Youth media creators will be trained in each community to develop multi-lingual and multi-media content to report about community health. They will develop a project plan that describes the audiences that they want to reach and their strategy for reporting on community health. Youth in each community will customize their own plans that can encompass print, television, online, mobile phones, or any combination of outreach methods that will best fit their local audiences.