Above the Noise Collection

The weekly series takes on controversial subject matter with facts and research to help young viewers draw informed conclusions, while inspiring media literacy and civic engagement. Find lesson plans to support using Above the Noise in the classroom in The Lowdown collection.

  • Welcome to Above the Noise | Above the Noise

    Above the Noise is a new YouTube series that empowers teens with the facts behind real-world issues that affect their lives. Begin with a brief intro to what you can expect from this series: healthy skepticism about news coverage of controversial and trending topics that affect you. Two dynamic young hosts, journalists Myles Bess and Shirin Ghaffary, take a closer look at topics that are often sensationalized or distorted in the media, examining the latest research to inspire young viewers to draw informed conclusions, strengthen their media literacy skills and activate interest in civic engagement.

    Grades: 6-12