8-18 Media is a leadership program with a mission of amplifying youth’s voices through adult media. Youth, aged 8-18, work in teams on issue-based stories. Their stories and commentaries are printed in The Mining Journal and are broadcast weekly on two radio stations and their podcasts are streamed on Spotify, Amazon and Apple Podcasts.
8-18 Media is FREE to join!
Do you know someone between the ages of 8-18 who would love to write:
8-18 Media is accepting new members! Contact 818Mediaupcm@gmail.com for more information on how to join and start writing!
A journalism and leadership program with the mission of amplifying youth’s voices through the adult media. Youth, aged 8-18, work in teams on issue based stories. Their stories and commentaries are printed in the local news magazine, daily paper and are broadcast weekly on two local radio stations.
Stories are also regularly cast on two websites. The Bureau was honored with an Excellence in Broadcasting by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for their weekly radio spots. Besides reporting, youth have participated in a cultural exchange in Japan, have covered every political convention since 1992 , have gone on numerous trips outside of the area to present at conferences and covered the TC Film Festival to name a few.
8 - 18 has strong media partners:
The bureau’s young journalists deliver a unique and vital perspectives and insight of children on important issues such as health, education and politics. At the same time, the program allows for natural mentoring through the interactions of story teams made up of older and younger kids.
The following audio stories were written and recorded by 8-18 Media youth reporters.
2 Snow Day Audio (mp3)Download
Aunt Alana Audio (mp3)Download
Collin Horror Edit 2 (mp3)Download
Collin Horror Finale (mp3)Download
Lily meets Manhattan (mp3)Download
Evena WI radio (mp3)Download
Diver radio (mp3)Download
Long COVID audio (mp3)Download
Lily NYC2 (mp3)Download
Nistha Dumplings audio (mp3)Download
Scott Radio 1 (mp3)Download
Shay stress radio (mp3)Download
Nistha Commentary2 (mp3)Download
Nista Book Ban Audio (mp3)Download
Media Mentor $1,000-$9,999
Max and Phyllis Reynolds Foundation
Lisa and James Alexander
Publisher’s Circle $500-$999
Marquette Breakfast Rotary
Lake Superior Art Association
L.G. Kaufman Endowment
Marquette Rotary West
Reporters’ Source $100-$499
Marquette Community Foundation
Marquette Noon Kiwanis
Erin and Tom Bryan
James A. LaJoie
Jacob Guter and Mary Doll
Robert and Meredith Kulisheck
Joalyn and Peter Belpedio
Donald and Katherin Elzinga
Mary and Jeff Burtch
Mili and Michael White
Rebecca Ulland and Michael Joy
Susie and Mark Simeoni
8-18 Friend Up to $99
Daniel Hardie and Alice McMahon
Dan and Lisa Jahnke
Ron and Iris Katers
Stephane and Gala Malherbe
Jon and Christine Saari
Dave Stensaas and Teri Rockwood
Greg Sutherland and Sue Ritter
Robert and Meredith Kulisheck
Carolyn and Bob Myers
Tom and Judy Wagner
Carol and Paul Foucault
Don and Barbara Mourand
Rachel and John Harris
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