This funding will support Fostering Media Connection’s (FMC) Youth Justice Reporting Network. Fostering Media Connections strives to use the power of media and journalism to drive social changes benefitting children, youth, and families in America. The funding for the Youth Justice Reporting Network will help FMC expand media reporting on youth justice issues in upstate NY, including RTA implementation, using seasoned journalists located in regions with scarce coverage. This grant will help PMC build out a NY state reporting network of an editor and four youth justice beat reporters who are working journalists at local news outlets upstate. It will recruit and train these fellows how to report on justice with the correct approach and foster more accurate and informed coverage of justice in scarcely covered areas of NY. FMC will also begin to establish a national Youth Justice Reporting Network.