The kNOw Weighs In: The 2020 Presidential Election

2020 has been an eventful year. From the international protests and polarizing election to the catastrophic effects of COVID-19 and the West Coast fires. In response to these events, the call to action has often been framed as being on the “right side of history.” But as we digest the implications of this notion, we’re drawn inward to evaluate what that means for us in the present. Below, the reporters of The kNOw reflect on the results of the election and what comes next.

The kNOw Youth Media
The kNOw works to support and equip young people with the journalism and advocacy skills they need to tell their stories and the stories of their communities.

In 2006, over 25 youth began participating in weekly after-school writing workshops where they congregated in the hallway of a two-story building in West Fresno and learned the essentials of creating media and telling their stories. The group evolved over the next five years and is now proudly recognized as The kNOw Youth Media.

Through our program, we create opportunities for our youth participants, who in turn create long-term positive change in their communities. Our approach weaves youth development and youth media innovation to produce our biannual youth publication, multimedia projects, and community forums.

The kNOw began as a project of New America Media, which was the country’s first and largest national collaboration and advocate of 2000 ethnic news organizations. In 2018 The kNOw became a project of Youth Leadership Institute.

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