Since 2006, the kNOw has provided Fresno youth with a space for development, innovation and training in multimedia journalism in order to tell their stories through a community health lens.

This summer, these youth have decided to take those skills and tell their stories on a new platform.

Below is the first episode of The kNOw’s 2017 Summer Podcast Series. Co-hosted by Program Associate & Reporter Miguel Bibanco and new reporter Fabiola Sahagun, this first installment profiles local poet Shelley Fairbanks. Fairbanks, who Bibanco discovered at a poetry night hosted by our neighbors Common Space, has a powerful voice full of wonder and insight.

Click below to hear Bibanco, Sahagun and Fairbanks talk poetry, pride month, and umm…..anime.



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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