Insights from leaders in the media illuminate how journalists and news organizations can better engage youth as audiences and co-creators in the 2024 election cycle.
From news outlets to social media platforms, institutions that make up a community’s media ecosystem must redouble their efforts to support young potential voters.
A new CIRCLE analysis highlights different profiles of whether media ecosystems in different counties offer adequate support for youth civic engagement and lead to higher voting rates.
The youngest generation of eligible voters already makes up the majority of the 18-29 age group and bring unique concerns and experiences to the electorate.
Media can play a key role in young people's civic development and engagement, especially when civic organizations give youth opportunities to turn information to action.
Our work will help us understand how to make pathways to elected office and civic engagement more equitable and accessible.
CIRCLE’s survey of teens (ages 14-17) reveals that they’re active creating and sharing political content online, and that it helps them realize the power of their voice in public conversations.
Our research suggests local media was especially helpful to the youngest eligible voters and to youth of color.
This is part of our Rep Us Practitioner Series, in which partners in this field share their experiences running or participating in programs in which young people's voices inform public conversations.