A media platform for our generation to address some of the world’s most pressing issues – through thoughtful opinions and reportage.
Completely crowd-sourced, YKA’s approach to media is founded on a simple idea: Public opinion is the new superpower. And that the media can do more to engage this generation, and enable them to change the world, if only they heard what the people themselves had to say. That is why we are building a media company with a simple mission – enable people to speak up on issues of critical importance – and put their opinion out there. Every piece you see on YKA has been contributed by people like you. With a platform to raise your voice, break stereotypes and create social impact – YKA’s new media approach puts you at the center.
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What they said
Youth Ki Awaaz is giving the Indian youth what it never had; a podium to raise their voices.
As an initiative to evolve a participatory democracy, Youth Ki Awaaz clearly checks all the right boxes.
In a country where the youth has a very diminutive status, ‘Youth Ki Awaaz’ acts as an amplifier that can never go unheard.
Not only does the YKA internship offer professional training; the participants also get to be a part of social change by raising awareness on issues.
How does Youth Ki Awaaz work?
Driven by a community model, YKA marries crowd-sourcing techniques with a unique editorial style to get everyone to contribute.
It challenges the status-quo in the traditional media that news and analysis should be in the hands of a select few journalists. It builds the perspective that young citizens are inquisitive, concerned and believe in sparking conversations. Creating a platform that advocates for freedom of expression stays at the very core of our work.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does Youth Ki Awaaz exactly do?
All articles that you read on YKA have been sent to us on our submissions id. From news opinions, to critical commentaries, to videos of interest, everything that you see on YKA is shared with us by contributors. Given that we cannot publish everything that is sent to us, our editorial discretion lies only in sifting and putting that content out which we think will start a healthy debate on issues, or be of interest to the YKA community.
As a platform trying to challenge mainstream media hierarchy, we try and reach out to people and organisations who can send us their opinions on stories that are important but are not getting the attention they need. These might range from stories on the politics of the marginalised, about social change and impact, environment issues that need urgent attention to human rights violations that must be challenged. We also run a dedicated Campus Watch section that brings you youth opinions from across university campuses.
How we do what we do
Our team, which comprises of a bunch of dynamic and enthusiastic editors, carefully goes through pitches that are sent to us by anyone who wants to write and share their opinion on YKA. We respond to each and every pitch, and then work with the writers once they send in their submission. Retaining their individual writing style, our feedback mechanism is designed to help writers (from first timers to regular bloggers) present their opinions in the best possible format. We do not endorse any of the views as an organisation.
How can I participate?
If you wish to write for Youth Ki Awaaz, or submit a photo or video; you can send us a pitch by logging in here and heading to your dashboard.
You can also be a Youth Ki Awaaz Intern and join India’s most popular training program for budding writers.
How does Youth Ki Awaaz sustain itself?
YKA identifies as a social good business. In order to do what we do, we run native ads or what is also called sponsored content on the platform. These are stories that carry the name of the organisation with whom we are collaborating, and which pay or supports us. Given our commitment to social change, these stories too are on issues that drive impact to make this a better world. We do not publish advertorials, press releases or any content that is even remotely like an ad for a brand.