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Richmond Pulse Youth Media Start-up

Richmond Pulse will be working with 6 to 10 youth and young adults from Richmond Ca, who will be trained as multimedia community health reporters for the purpose amplifying the voices of Richmond residents, shining a light on health disparities that exist within their community and having a say in how the community is seen and perceived by those outside of it. Their stories will be distributed and made visible to the wider community via online and traditional outlets (print publications, radio and TV broadcast). The long-term objective of this initiative is to build a permanent and sustainable infrastructure for community journalism in Richmond that will serve as a source of local information for residents and policymakers alike.


Richmond Pulse is seeking applicants with a passion for multimedia story telling. Responsibilities include writing print stories, shooting photos/videos, recording audio, and interact with the community. Applicants need not be proficient in these fields as there will be training but they need to be eager to learn, able to take criticism, and revise projects as necessary. Applicants need to be punctual for meetings and deadlines. Flexible schedule is a plus as applicants need to be able to react the ever-changing news environment.

Youth journalists will produce multimedia stories (print, radio, TV and/or Internet) to shed light on health issues in the Richmond, CA. The youth journalists will work with the Youth Media Coordinator to produce journalistically sound, quality work. They will shed light on issues affecting the community.


Youth journalists should be within the ages of 15-24.

Must live in Richmond, CA, or surrounding cities. (El Cerrito, San Pablo, etc.)

Youth journalists can attend schools outside of the Richmond as long as they demonstrate a commitment to this project.


Each student will be paid for his/her work. The amount of the stipends are to be determined.


Please contact Youth Media Coordinator Malcolm Marshall at:


If interested, please fill out the YOUTH JOURNALIST APPLICATION and submit electronically.

Richmond Pulse Youth Media Start-up

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