Our long-term vision is to build the largest network of youth journalists and activists where people can communicate, collaborate, and support noble social causes through grassroots organizing, fundraising, and journalism.
This includes crafting content and environments that encourage youth political participation, journalistic literacy and community building, as well as challenging traditional barriers and biases that deny people accurate representation in the media.
A key element of grassroots journalism is that it functions independently of institutional influence. We uphold that as a guiding principle in our work, ensuring that at every step of the media production journey, we rid ourselves of any compromising institutional influence that can otherwise obscure the real stories we want to share.
Media requires vigilance and courage in the face of powerful institutions and people, while staying conscious of one’s own safety and security. Our journalism is centered on the grassroots stories of people living under certain conditions and how they relate to broader academic concepts.
With the curious and inquisitive nature of the global youth, Altruist Media promotes innovation and diversity in media. We strive to tell stories from the grassroots. We believe that without an adequate amount of honest, community-driven reporting, our society falls by the wayside, having ignored the diverse and unique voices that bind us as humans.
In a world of clickbait, paywalls, and ‘fake news’, Altruist Media brings detailed journalism to an arid media landscape. By having a clear and transparent set of Editorial Principles, readers can have an understanding of how we write, why we write a certain way, and how we uphold ethical practices within our reporting.
Diversity and a code of ethics mean nothing, if they aren’t followed up by concrete actions and systemic change. Our focus on the intersection between the academic world and the practical world brings with it an emphasis on critical theory and justice. We strive to represent all sides of an issues fairly and equally at all times.
To make news more representative, more accessible to youth, and more empowering.
To build the largest network of youth journalists and activists where people can communicate, collaborate, and support noble social causes through grassroots organizing, fundraising, and journalism.