Youth Produced Media
Global Action Project
A media arts organization that provides training in video production and new media technologies for youth, locally and internationally.
Just Think Foundation
A non-profit dedicated to media education, teaching youth to be critical thinkers and creative producers of mass media images and messages.
About Teens by Teens
Messages From America's Youth
Access to videos and films on Youth
Joins Youth, Art, Technology, Design together on community projects
A multi purpose media organization for urban youth
Youth in Pursuit of the Dirty Truth
Stories that make a Difference
Youth Radio promotes young people's intellectual, creative, and professional growth through training and access to media.
A non-profit that brings young people together across community, school, and neighborhood lines through the written and spoken word.
Your Local PBS Station
Check your local PBS station for collaborations between media professionals and youth, like KQED which develops media literacy skills to evaluate and respond to media.
- Creating Ever-Cool: A Marketer's Guide to a Kid's Heart (Gene Del Vecchio)
This book provides an inside look at how marketing companies view children in order to create the popular products that kids would buy.
- Deadly Persuasion (Jean Kilbourne)
A book dealing with why girls and women have to constantly fight the addictive power of advertisement.
- Framing Youth: Ten Myths About the Next Generation (Mike Males)
Myths perpetuated by the media on today's youth.
- Harvesting Minds (Roy F. Fox)
How TV Commercials Control Kids.
- It's Not Only Rock & Roll (Peter G. Chrustenson and Donald F. Roberts)
An easy-to-read, well-organized road map to a key area of youth culture.
- Marketing Madness: A Survival Guide for a Consumer Society (Michael F. Jacobson, Laurie Ann Mazur)
A marketing book that provides information on how marketing impacts our culture.
- No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies (Nomi Klein)
A complete, user-friendly handbook on the negative effects that '90s uberbrand Marketing has had on culture, work, and consumer voice.
- Purchasing Power (Elizabeth Chin)
African American kids and American consumer culture.
- Teen Spirits (Taylor & Francis)
A book about music and identity in media education.
- The Age of Manipulation (Wilson Bryan Key, PH. D. )
The world's foremost authority on subliminal persuasion reveals how the media manages your mind -- in commercials, print ads, music, - and how you can protect yourself.
- The Beauty Myth (Naomi Wolf)
A powerful book that explains how advertising has created an unattainable ideal of beauty for women.
- The Body Project (Joan Jacobs Brumberg)
An Intimate History of American Girls.
- The Entertainment Economy (Michael J. Wolf)
This book explains how entertainment is changing every aspect of our lives.
- The Media Monopoly (Ben H. Bagdikian)
This book is a classic critique of media power ownership and control.
- Understanding Popular Music (Roy Shukar)
Roy Shukar provides a well-organized overview of every aspect of popular music from the history of the record industry to the role of musical icons.
- Undressing the Ad (Katherine Toland Frith)
A book that teaches how to read culture and advertising.
- Ways of Seeing (John Berger)
This book allows you to explore how different visual representations of the same object lead us to different interpretations of its meaning.
- We the Media: A Citizen's Guide to Fighting for Media Democracy (Julie Winokur, Editor)
This book provides a forum for over 100 leading journalists, media critics, and experts to address current media trends.
- Where the Girls Are (Susan J. Douglas)
A look back at pop music, TV programs, and ads of four decades to reveal the mixed messages conveyed to girls and women coming of age in America.
- Wired-Up: Young People and the Electronic Media (Media, Education, and Culture) (Sue Howard, Editor)
A research book that explores children and their media world.