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Youth Radio on-the-ground reporting from the National Conventions

Young people from Youth Radio will provide on-the-ground reporting from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland July 18-20 and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia July 25-28. Follow the stories, insights, and commentary on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and via Snapchat.

The Republican National Convention team includes reporters Desmond Meagley, Soraya Shockley, and Andrew Meyer. In addition to their own reporting for social media and broadcast, they are working alongside local youth in Cleveland and college students from Hampton University. Follow them on Youth Radio’s social channels, and via their individual accounts:

Desmond Meagley: @yrdesmond
Soraya Shockley: @sorayashock
Andrew Meyer: @thisisnotideal

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Peabody Award-winning Youth Radio is an Oakland-based, youth-driven production company that serves as NPR’s Youth Desk. Our newsroom is known for its features, commentaries, apps, interactives, and investigative series by youth about youth, which run on national and local radio outlets as well as sites that include National Geographic, Medium, The Huffington Post, and The Atlantic. Since the early nineties, Youth Radio has produced on-the-ground elections reporting highlighting first-time voters and youth points of view. The organization takes an expansive approach to covering politics, both empowering teens as full-blown agents in civic life, and producing stories about the many ways that young people are connecting, advancing public understanding, and shaping the dialogue about the social issues and policies that matter most.

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