Youth Radio Wins Peabody Award

An e-mail from Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning just alerted me that Youth Radio has won a 2011 Peabody Award for its Trafficked! series, an investigation broadcast on NPR, including first-person accounts by teen victims in the sex trade.

The series played on National Public Radio and was featured on The Huffington Post.

More from Spotlight:

Youth Radio is a recent recipient of a Learning Lab Award in the 2010 Digital Media and Learning Competition for its Mobile Action Lab, through which young people are developing mobile apps that serve community needs.

A new book—“ Drop That Knowledge: Youth Radio Stories”—offers resources and behind-the-scenes accounts of youth media production. Sarah wrote at Spotlight that the book is “sure to become an important resource on youth media production, consumption, and participatory learning.”

mild-mannered reporter who fell deeper into computers and the Web during three trips through graduate school in the 1980s and 1990s, then began teaching journalism, media studies and Web production, most recently as a faculty member at Radford University.

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