8-18 Media training session

MARQUETTE -8-18 Media, the youth journalism bureau of the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, will be holding a training session for new members for its Marquette and Ishpeming Bureaus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the 8-18 Media Bureau in the Children’s Museum, Marquette.

8-18 Media is a youth journalism, empowerment and leadership program open to all kids ages eight to 18.

The members work in teams to produce stories on youth-related issues for Marquette Monthly, for radio stations Q107-WMQT and WNMU Public Radio 90 and for occasionally for other media outlets.

Members choose and research topics, conduct interviews and write the stories. In the fall of 2012, members of 8-18 Media traveled to the Republican National Convention in Tampa and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte to cover youth issues there.

The Marquette bureau holds one monthly meeting for all members and schedules work on stories on an appointment basis.

The Ishpeming bureau, meanwhile, meets each Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the basement of the Ishpeming Carnegie Library.

The program is free and there is no academic prerequisite to join. Pre-registration for the training is encouraged.

For more information, call Dennis Whitley at 906-226-7874 or 906-226-3911 or email at 818mediaupcm @gmail.com.