News Decoder

ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

BE HEARD

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.

Check out our writing tips for aspiring authors for guidance on creating a great story.

 

BeHeard

Whether you’ve just got a pitch or a full first draft, send us your story!


Quizzes

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!

 

How much do you know about Flags?

flags of the world

Find out in this week's quiz.


Missed the latest quiz? Peruse the Quiz Archive

Internships

Gain dynamic job skills with our global team

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.

Internships

Visit our Internships page to learn more and apply

PublicWebinars

PUBLIC WEBINARS

Discuss and debate the big ideas affecting your generation in our next public webinar

In November 2021, News Decoder launched Decoder Dialogues, a new webinar series that brings 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.

 

Previous webinars:

“Is Democracy Doomed?” on 10 November 2021
Students from Belgium, Romania and the U.S. debated the future of democracy with a leading youth democracy advocate from the U.K. Watch a 4-minute recap of their discussion below.

Watch the full replay here.

 

Check back for details on the next Decoder Dialogue

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.

YouthJournalismCompetition

Follow us on on social media for the latest competition updates

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!

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Activities for Young People