The news is not for kids. Is it?
That is the topic six media literacy leaders will debate at the biggest event for young people and the media this year.
The MediaMe debate will be streamed live via the Crinkling News Facebook page, @crinklingnewsaustralia, so you can tune in at home with an adult, or get your whole class watching at school from 10am (AEDT) on Monday, November 20.
We’ve added two more media leaders to the line-up: Assiya, 14, from NSW, and Harmonie, 11, from Queensland.
And there are another two to go before 34 of Australia’s finest young minds sit down together to come up with a national media literacy action plan to guide your generation through the noise of the internet, social media, newspapers, television and radio.
Ask the experts
MediaMe, involving kids and teenagers aged 10 to 15, is being held in Sydney on November 19 and 20.
And there are some amazing adults coming to help answer our leaders’ questions.
Journalists from the ABC, The New York Times, Guardian Australia, Channel Nine, Fairfax and News Corp will be there, as well as academics and experts in social media and democracy from conference partners Facebook, Google and the Museum of Australian Democracy.
Scribes and subscribers
Eighteen-year-old Caleb Bond, who has written about politics for The Advertiser newspaper in Adelaide and The Daily Telegraph newspaper in Sydney for more than three years, will also speak at MediaMe about his experiences as a young person working in the media.
And Blair Joscelyne, also known as Moog, will be there too. He, with Marty, is one of Australia’s biggest YouTube stars and runs his own channel Mighty Car Mods, which has almost 2.5 million subscribers.
Stay tuned for more updates on the MediaMe website:
You must be at least 13 to use Facebook, so if you are younger than this and interested in watching the debate, you will need an adult to access the video and supervise.