ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Get published on our global news site
Did you know that News Decoder not only publishes content by experienced journalists, but also by youth? We want to hear your stories!
Youth under 25 years old from any country are invited to submit an original story to News Decoder. Submissions can be in any form (reported articles, personal reflections, interviews, creative writing) and in any format (written stories, podcasts, photo essays, video — or a multimedia combination!).
Please note that submitting a story does not guarantee you’ll be published. News Decoder maintains the highest editorial standards. Be sure your story is balanced, authoritative, compelling and relevant for a global audience.
Follow these News Decoder Publishing Tips before submitting your story.
You can also check out our writing tips for aspiring authors for guidance on creating a great story.
Whether you’re just starting with an idea or have a full pitch, submit your story!
Discuss and debate the big ideas affecting your generation with Decoder Dialogues
Decoder Dialogues bring experts and young people together around the same virtual table to tackle big — and sometimes controversial — topics. From climate change and technology to free speech and political movements, join the conversation on the issues that matter most to you. These events are free and open to anyone around the world.
“The War in Ukraine” on 14 March 2021
What does Russia’s invasion of Ukraine mean for the future of those two countries? For Europe? For the world? News Decoder correspondents and students from four continents engaged in a dialogue to tackle these crucial questions. Watch a 4-minute recap above, or the full one-hour discussion.
News Decoder Internships
Want to help engage youth around the world with global issues? Curious what happens behind the scenes at a nonprofit startup? Apply to be a News Decoder intern! Interns support our team in a variety of ways — writing stories, conducting research, building our audience on social media and helping with essential administrative tasks.
Youth ages 16-24, based anywhere in the world, with strong English skills are eligible to apply. Knowledge of French is not required, but enthusiasm for our mission is. Interns must be able to commit at least 10 hours per week for a minimum of two months. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Read more about past intern projects.
NEWS DECODER QUIZZES
Show what you know in our world knowledge quiz
What is the Gini coefficient? How many provinces are in Canada? What’s the highest peak in Europe? Take the latest News Decoder quiz to find out!
New Year, New Quiz: Test your News Decoder knowledge from 2022 Articles
Find out in this week's quiz.
YOUTH JOURNALISM COMPETITION
Enter your story in our youth journalism competition
In 2022, News Decoder will launch our inaugural public youth journalism competition. Young people aged 16 to 24 from anywhere in the world will be invited to enter their stories in the competition.
Winners received cash prizes, ND swag and the international attention that comes from having your story published on a global news site.
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These open-access activities are made possible by the generous support of News Decoder donors around the world. To help sustain and expand these free educational resources, please consider making a donation today. Thank you!