4-H News: Teens embrace technology changes

By Kelly Joines, Leader Staff Writer

Photo: Producing a video for the 4-H Network News online videoblog are (from left) Tyrus Wilcox, Megan Gordon and Travis Sharpe. The 4-H Network News is recognized on a national level and by Washington State University. – Photos by Kelly Joines, PT Leader

Some of the first to take blogging, iPods and cell phones into Jefferson County's media news realm haven't yet graduated from high school.

These students are known as the 4-H Network News crew. Their mission: gathering news with attitude for the youth-run 4-H Network News, recognized at the national 4-H level and by Washington State University as a trend-setter for web communication and marketing.

"We are a national model," said Pamela Roberts, Jefferson County 4-H coordinator. "We are showcasing what people can do in small communities and have an effect on a national level."

4-H is the largest youth organization in the nation, with seven million members and 60 million alumni. 4-H Network News Club is one of the first to install a program in Jefferson County to teach young people the necessary skills to attain jobs relating to the digital and online world. (Read More)

Article Correction:

In May 2006, he worked for E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Hollywood, filming a video game show. He also teaches at Peninsula College.

In May 2006, he attended the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), a video game and digital electronics trade show, in Los Angeles for a German online magazine (i4U News). Jack sent back daily video clips from the three day event to the 4-H Network News studio for processing. See Example.

4-H Network News was inspired by contemporary nerws videoblogs such as Europe's Mubuzz and Rocketboom..." mObuzz

...that is what the learning center is all abou: teaching people new skills that will generate money to make a living. WSU Learning Center - North Olympic Penninsula


Over 100 4-H Network News videos on YouTube

Port Townsend Skate Park "how to skateboard" video

Students as young as 7 are involved with the 4-H Network News Club.

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