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BACKGROUND - Category: Editorial

BACKGROUND - Category: Editorial

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The Editorial category of the World Young Reader Prize honors a newspaper or other news publisher's journalistic content for young people on any platform.

Here is a quick overview of some recent winners in this category:

Investigating online safety – The Wall Street Journal (USA) revealed how companies track children online and caused real change.

 Special summaries – Zero Hora (Brazil) added synopses in simple langauge by stories for parents and children to read together.

Empowering the voice – The New York Daily News partnered with Children's PressLine to produce "BackTalk", a column that allowed youth journalists 8- to 18-years-old to hold politicians and community leaders accountable for young people's quality-of-life issues.

Listening, then changing – La Prensa Grafica (El Salvador) Began a move toward a "Total Youth Think" approach by first holding a retreat with young readers, then changing the whole newspaper for a day based on their suggestions.

Making an infographic The Montreal Gazette (Canada) ran Le p'tit 5 minutes (the small five minutes), a weekly infographic page produced by a team of grade school students together with the paper’s art staff.

Engaging a social network community – Neue Osnabrucker Zeitung (Germany) created a regional, cross-media and user-generated youth magazine with content created by the OsCommunity, an online network that covers issues related to youth who are under 24.

Embedding the youth view – Zero Hora (Brazil) made a routine of inserting a youth perspective directly into non-“youth” stories.


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Aralynn McMane


2011-11-23 16:35

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The World Young Reader Prize honors excellence in new publisher engagement of the young in all ways on all platforms. Read more ...