Media Trust recently commissioned a piece of research to explore how media is used as a tool to engage 13-25 year olds, improve their lives and get their voices heard. The research, released today, looks at youth media outside formal education including both skills-based accredited training and non-accredited media projects. Those consulted as part of the research include Headliners, The Prince’s Trust, Rural Media Company, Skillset, Teesside University Media Academy, Watershed Media Centre and Youth Music. A series of focus groups were also conducted with young people aged 13-24 in Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, London and Manchester.
Key recommendations from the research include:
Full research, analysis and recommendations can be read in the power of youth media to change lives