Voicewaves

Voicewaves equips young people with news media and storytelling skills to uplift their stories and the stories of their communities. It amplifies youth voice through media partnerships and encourages civic engagement through community health reporting.

Voicewaves has existed since 2011 and produces annual print publications distributed by the Press-Telegram, produces youth-led news content for the web on a weekly basis, runs a Twitter, Facebook and Instagram account with relevant youth content and produces multimedia content year round.

Voicewaves Youth Reporters’ stories continue to be featured in The Long Beach Post, KQED, Press-Telegram, KCET & more.

Latest Stories from Voicewaves

IN PHOTOS: What it’s like to grieve during a pandemic

Paula Kiley | January 15, 2021
Beyond Longbeach, Communities, voicewaves
A CSULB student documents what it is like for their grandmother to grieve the loss of her husband during the…

Why Long Beach activists have called for defunding LBPD

CSULB Enterprise Reporters | January 15, 2021
Communities, long beach, voicewaves
Community activists detail why “Defund LBPD” has been a demand echoed by many throughout the last year.

A neglected crisis: A look at homelessness in Long Beach — Commentary

Ceferino Martirez | December 2, 2020
Communities, Special Coverage, The Housing Crisis
In the first story from a series on being unhoused during the pandemic, Youth Reporter Ceferino Martirez brings attention to…

Compound x VoiceWaves panel: Youth on feeling safe in their own communities

Carlos Omar | November 30, 2020
Other News
In this clip from our panel at Compound in Long Beach, VoiceWaves Youth Reporters discuss why they do or do…

Compound x VoiceWaves panel: Youth Reporters on becoming more aware of local social issues

Carlos Omar | November 30, 2020
Other News
In our panel hosted at Compound in Long Beach, VoiceWaves Youth Reporters speak on how they began to become more…

Compound x VoiceWaves clip: How environments have shaped youth growing up in Long Beach

Carlos Omar | November 30, 2020
Other News
In this clip from our panel hosted at Compound, VoiceWaves Youth Reporters discuss how their environments have shaped how they…