Bay Area youth are taking over KQED News!
During the first-ever Youth Takeover of KQED News, we will feature news stories and commentary by students from 10 Bay Area high schools. Look for them throughout the week on radio news broadcasts, online and on popular programs, including Forum, The California Report Magazine, Perspectives and KQED Newsroom.
Youth voices are at the heart of Youth Takeover week. Student journalists reported on issues drawn from their communities and own lives, including immigration, homelessness, mental health, cultural identity and the future of the California dream.
“It’s empowering to use our platforms to broadcast and elevate the voices of our youth community,” said Ariana Proehl, KQED’s youth media manager. “Their story ideas are at the forefront of the Youth Takeover.”
To get ready to take over the news, students pitched story ideas to KQED staff and journalists starting in late January. More than 100 stories made it through the pitch process and into the Youth Takeover. About 20 stories will air next week. The rest will be featured online at The Lowdown or take center stage at a live Youth Takeover showcase open to the public.