We now have 70 Youth Media in our Directory – woohoo! Every month we showcase a Youth Media of the Month – an organisation that has stood out to us as being extra special, whether big or small.

For the month of October we want you all to hear about It’s Upshot – a fantastic online TV Channel with almost 4 million views.  Since 2007 it has given young creatives the chance to showcase their talent to a worldwide audience.

We spoke to founder Sebastian Thiel about It’s Upshot and the amazing work they do. 

“Young people making media is very important, because its important we get our stories out there. The way that technology has moved, with YouTube, we are able to do that – so why not?”

              Watch our interview 

“Upshot was originally a t-shirt brand but as I started to win lots of different funding competitions it started to expand into something different and I started to delve into entertainment.”

“I think my proudest achievements so far are…meeting Richard Branson, at his house, and launching a short film I produced called ‘Illegal Activity’”


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"Just thought I'd congratulate you on such a fantastic night yesterday! Was such a success. In addition, I'd like to also thank you for letting me come to this event, it was rare opportunity as I don't think I'd ever have the chance to meet BBC presenters and reports and them offering me their business cards in case I needed any advice! As well as one of the youth magazines, Voxx wanting me to start writing articles for them!"

Shriya Akella
16, Aspiring Journalist

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