Center for Sustainable Journalism - Bokeh Focus, Fresh Take Georgia, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange & Youth Today

About Center for Sustainable Journalism - Bokeh Focus, Fresh Take Georgia, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange & Youth Today

The Center for Sustainable Journalism aims to discover innovative ways to produce financially sustainable, high quality and ethically sound journalism via applied research, collaborations and advancing innovative projects.

The Center for Sustainable Journalism (CSJ) publishes multiple projects including Youth Today, The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, Fresh Take Georgia and Bokeh Focus.
FRESH TAKE Georgia is a new digital news service offering Georgia news from a fresh perspective focusing on Georgia’s state government, including the legislature and other issues of statewide, regional or national interest.

FRESH TAKE Georgia aims to bridge the gap in local journalism by providing in-depth, fact-based, fair and balanced investigative journalism to Atlanta's local communities by listening, digging and reporting the topics that matter most to you.
Our website, Bokeh Focus, was created and is published by the nonprofit Center for Sustainable Journalism (CSJ) to bring attention to those individuals — specifically youth — in the blurred background of our culture.

Youth Photos, Youth Focus: We are a platform for professional, amateur, and youth photographers to showcase photography of youth and the world through the eyes of youth from around the world.

On Bokeh Focus, you will find the work of professional photographers, young photographers and artists that express the way they see the world and the issues that take priority in their lives. All these beautiful images are produced by individuals who actively explore their creativity with a passion.

Youth as its subject — with the artistic expression left to the photographer’s imagination — is the common thread in the galleries and stories of the up-and-coming photojournalists, young photographers and artists we feature on Bokeh Focus. We encourage these talented, hardworking people to collaborate with each other and support each other in their creative endeavors.
The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) is the only publication covering juvenile justice and related issues nationally on a consistent, daily basis.

In the past, traditional journalism organizations filled this function. Today, due to shrinking resources, there are large gaps in that coverage. The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange fills the void.

Focused not just on delivering information, but rather on an “exchange” of ideas, the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange fosters a community of support around the issues facing the youth of our country. Members are made up of people like yourself who are interested in doing what is best for at-risk kids, along with industry professionals who work with children on a daily basis and citizens of Georgia and around the United States.

Youth Today is the only independent, national and digital media publication that is read by thousands of professionals in the youth service field.

Some of the issues covered include:

Youth development
Juvenile justice
Gang and violence prevention
Adolescent health
Teen pregnancy, sex, and parenting
After-school programs and mentoring
Job training and school-to-work
Best practices

The newspaper is full of resources including:

-An extensive calendar of workshops and conferences related to professional development, youth issues and youth work
-Contact information for foundations interested in youth development issues and listings of recent grant awards to youth-serving organizations
-Book and video reviews for use with staff and kids
-Analysis of groundbreaking research in the youth services field
-Coverage of federal and state legislative issues concerning youth.


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