In the lead up to the most important presidential election of our lifetimes and as some step into the voting booth (or to the ballot drop-off box) for the first time, YR Media covers it all, from how to protect your vote to how to spot misinformation. Explore YR Media Election 2020 stories from across the country capturing Generation Z and Millennial interests, needs and demands at this pivotal moment in our nation’s history. We’ve also got you covered with voting tips and tools.
Our 18to29 NOW correspondents are delivering content around democracy from across the country and on the airwaves of NPR over the last two weeks including this feature on NPR’s Morning Edition. Additionally, youth contributors Teo Tezcan and Lucy Barnum served as experts for a KQED virtual panel on Facebook, Ballots and Brews hosted by Guy Marzorati. The dynamic duo shared important information about California Propositions related to youth.
On Oct. 23, PopSugar went live with our collaboration, a virtual panel discussion and interactive experience featuring 18to29NOW correspondents and our Adult ISH co-host Merk Nguyen as the co-host. This effort opens up YR Media to a brand new audience of multicultural Millennials and Gen Z-ers, and like past arrangements with Teen Vogue, exposes the YR brand to complement our work with NPR, New York Times, The Guardian and other legacy media outlets.
Expanding on YR Media’s work to ensure that AI is developed with a more equitable approach, our interactive team took on a new challenge that went live on Oct. 20. To address potential bias and inaccuracies across A.I., we teamed up with the K12 Lab of Stanford University’s d-school to tell a fresh story about facial recognition software. Our YR stars take hold of the narrative with this playful interactive “explainer” for their young peers to address dead-serious implications. Want to see what happens if you digitally disappear?