Friday, April 1, 2011

Grantee Spotlight: Do Young Female Athletes Have a Fair Shot?

Friday, April 01, 2011

We are really excited to support the Open Youth Network’s upcoming Fair Shot New Media Institute, hosted by Columbia College.

The initiative, produced by Columbia’s Mindy Faber, will work like this: Fifteen girls from Chicago-area high schools will participate in a four-week summer training institute where they will learn investigative journalism skills. Then, during the fall, they will conduct research and interviews to learn about gender inequity in sports in Chicago Public Schools. Finally, in the spring they will report their findings. This work will be followed by 2012 release of In the Game, a major documentary exploring the same issue, by Maria Finitzo of Kartemquin Films.

Check out the great thank you message from the team at Columbia College/Open Youth Networks. It made our day to have a thank you come from an avatar!

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