Seeing a gap in published stories across the Arctic, Arctic Youth Network launched its in-house virtual publishing platform, “The Exchange” to facilitate the sharing of content on subjects of direct relevance to Arctic youth and to provide youth with a forum to share their perspectives, stories, ideas, and concerns with each other and the world.With the support, mentorship and training with our Editorial Director Karli Zschogner based in Inuvik, NT Canada, we are here to amplify the voices of youth through the publishing of digital content and editorial material, bringing together creative youth from diverse backgrounds and providing a medium for the exchange of ideas, news, and pertinent Arctic stories at the individual, community, and global scale.
Not sure what story ideas/pitches? ANYTHING!
Common storytelling across the Arctic include: Indigenous history and culture, climate change (coastal erosion, permafrost), food security (animal populations and traditional harvesting, cost of market groceries), housing, energy, and heating, internet, health and wellness, polar celestial phenomena (aurora-northern lights, midnight sun and polar night).
Tell us more about what knowledge and experience you have in multimedia storytelling (photography, video, audio, writing, graphics)?*
What resources do you currently have?*
What skills, techniques, and or knowledge are you hoping to learn? This includes particular skills to more about a certain topic, experience or subject?*
How much time (per week/per month) are you looking to involve yourself with Arctic Youth Network’s The Exchange multimedia contributions/mentorship?
One-time/individual story or reoccuring?
What weeks/months are you most available? (till Aug 2023 or onwards)*
1) A hook and summary of your story plan, who is involved, what medium, where this fits best in their content
2) Why is it important - Why should we care
3) Why you’re the best person to do it - ex. Closeness, have an in/more trust from the community, ensure told sensitively, more fully, OR your experience - while ensuring objectivity
3) Briefly, what’s your plan of action and research (careful not to give too much about your plan, sources as don’t want the worst-case scenario and they have someone else take your story/send another reporter)
4) More information on what format plan to tell story - radio, print, photos (how many), video, graphics, multimedia