8-18 Media Plans Training For Its Marquette and Ishpeming Bureaus Saturday, February 23rd

February 21, 2013

8-18 Media, the youth journalism bureau of the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, will be holding a training session for new members for its Marquette and Ishpeming Bureaus at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 23rd.

The session will be held at the 8-18 Media Bureau in the Children’s Museum in Marquette will last until 2:00 p.m.

8-18 Media is a youth journalism, empowerment and leadership program open to all kids ages eight to 18. The members work in teams to produce stories on youth-related issues for Marquette Monthly, for radio stations Q107-WMQT and WNMU Public Radio 90 and for occasionally for other media outlets. Members choose and research topics, conduct interviews and write the stories.

Recently, members of 8-18 Media traveled to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa and the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte to cover youth issues there. This is an example of the tremendous opportunities that present themselves to active members of 8-18 Media.

The Marquette Bureau holds one monthly meeting for all members and schedules work on stories on an appointment basis.

The Ishpeming Bureau, meanwhile, meets each Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. in the basement of the Ishpeming Carnegie Library.

The program is free and there is no academic prerequisite to join. Pre-registration for the training is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, call Dennis Whitley, 8-18 Media director, at (906) 226-7874 or (906) 226-3911 or email him at 818mediaupcm@gmail.com.

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