Much of today’s youth media stems from a long tradition of DIY (Do-it-Yourself). Look at the zines of the 1980s and ’90s. These self-published, cut-and-paste tracts took young people’s sense of expression to a new level. With names like Bamboo Girl, Dishwasher Pete, and Ben is Dead, zines were a fast way to tell your story and organize with other young people in ways that were often decidedly feminist, pacifist, vegan, or anti-corporate. Today, the Internet has eclipsed print versions of all but the most die-hard zines. It’s clear, though, that print zines have influenced other, newer forms of youth-for-youth media, many of which utilize radio, video, and the Internet and happen in conjunction with youth development programs around the nation. Continue reading YOUTH MEDIA: THE POLITICS OF SELF-EXPRESSION. by Twilight Greenaway.