Youth Media Project was founded in 2003 by Judy Goldberg. Throughout its twelve years as a non profit YMP taught and practiced thousands of community members and students the craft of digital storytelling and the art of listening for a socially responsible world by furthering participatory democracy, academic skill development and active learning.

In partnership with educators, institutions and organizations, YMP trained students in media literacy, technology, production and public broadcasting. By amplifying youth voice and nurturing intergenerational dialogue, students practiced citizenry and leadership to create positive and caring communities.

YMP produced the radio show (and podcast) Audio Revolution! which has aired regularly on a number of stations in the Southwestern United States, including KSFR, KUNM and KRZA. Selected shows and radio pieces have also been nationally syndicated for radio broadcast throughout Youth Media Project’s history.

Given the complex and rapidly changing media landscape, the YMP team began searching for ways to expand its media production practices and teachings beyond the mediums of radio, podcasting and digital storytelling.

YMP began to work with the artists of Littleglobe in 2015. A New Mexico-based non-profit, Littleglobe is committed to interdisciplinary, collaborative art projects that foster life-affirming connections across the boundaries that divide us. Littleglobe partners with local, national and international communities to create rigorous artistic works that create meaningful relationships, empower individuals and communities, and reflect the power of our social imagination.

In January of 2016, Youth Media Project officially became a program of Littleglobe and by doing so, has created a single media arts program working within the diverse media realms of audio, radio, video, community engagement and performance. Starting in 2016, both teams began to work together under the single banner: Littleglobe Transmedia

Now an official program of Littleglobe, Youth Media Project would like to thank all of its past staff, board members, past partner organizations and schools, corporate and non corporate sponsors who contributed so much time and energy to make the work possible for so many years.

Youth Media Project and Littleglobe Transmedia producers and educators continue to empower community members and youth by teaching them how to capture, write, record, edit and share their stories and their voices with the world.

Interested in working with Youth Media Project and the Littleglobe Transmedia team? Contact info@littleglobe.org

How Youth Media Project Came To Be: The Story of a Storytelling Organization

Youth Media Project was founded in 2003 by Judy Goldberg. After moving to New Mexico in 1978 and attending the Anthropology Film School, Judy started her career as an independent video producer and as a New Mexico Arts Division (now NM Arts) Artist-in-Residence.

Goldberg produced and hosted Back Roads Radio, a radio series featuring writers and storytellers, airing on three public radio stations, covering New Mexico and southern Colorado. Youth Media Project grew out of Drawing from the Well: Connecting School to Community, a program Judy initiated in Peñasco, NM in collaboration with the Museum of New Mexico and other non-profits. It was adopted by The Regenerative History Project at the New Mexico Office of the State Historian as a blueprint for students to record community histories and create radio stories.

Judy Goldberg holds a BA in Theater Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Goldberg has served as adjunct faculty at the Santa Fe Community College and as a peer reviewer for the Youth Media Reporter , an on-line publication for youth media practitioners and academicians. Learn more about Judy Goldberg and listen to an interview on “Business Matters” by Simon Brackley on KTRC, 1260 am.