We help the media explain journalism to young people

Are you interested in understanding what young people want to see in the media? Do you also want to increase knowledge of the media’s working methods in your society? We create participation by letting young people create journalistic material themselves.

Mobile Stories helps young people understand how the media works by getting involved and creating journalistic material.

In the tool, which is mainly used by schools, there are journalists and other experts who give the young people their best tips, to raise the quality of the students’ articles.

Through our tool and platform, the media can gain insights into what engages young people today and find new talent for their newsrooms.

Mobile Stories also runs the “Young Journalist Award” together with Aftonbladet, the largest newspaper in Sweden.

196 countries have ratified The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Article 13 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child states:

1. The child shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of the child’s choice.

2. The exercise of this right may be subject to certain restrictions, but these shall only be such as are provided by law and are necessary:

(a) For respect of the rights or reputations of others; or

(b) For the protection of national security or of public order (ordre public), or of public health or morals.

Read the entire Convention on the Rights of the Child on Unicef’s website

 

Media and information literacy can be linked to all global sustainability goals. Access to good information is crucial for us to be able to make informed decisions together that lead to a peaceful and sustainable world.
Read about the global sustainability goals on the government’s website.
Agenda 2030 in the curriculum – read about the global sustainability goals on the National Board of Education’s website

 

Working with Mobile Stories strengthens students’ media and information literacy, MIL. The concept of media and information literacy defines what one needs to be able to use one’s rights in a democratic society.
According to the UN agency Unesco, MIL is about:
* Knowledge of media and their role in a democratic society
* Ability to find, analyze and critically evaluate information.
* Ability to create content yourself in various forms of media.

Through the Mobile Stories tool, students learn about media and journalistic methods:

(1). The goal of becoming a credible source for real recipients means that the discussion about the credibility of sources comes into focus.

(2). Creating content yourself in various forms of media.

(3) is, according to Unesco, an important building block in MIL.