Guidance for media outlets on how to represent young people with a humanistic, asset-based lens.
Young people are powerful change agents, but they are often dehumanized in the media. All too often, we see narratives that unfairly characterize young people as inherently violent, antisocial, problematic, ill-equipped, and incomplete.
It’s time for that change. We need narratives that show how young people are thriving contributors to their communities—narratives that demonstrate their diversity of experiences and that celebrate and encourage young people.