What matters to young people? What issues impact their lives, engage their minds, and affect their actions? The mission of the MTV News & Docs department is to provide serious and in-depth coverage of topics relevant to our audience. With programming that ranges from the intimate first-person storytelling of True Life to the behind-the-scenes intensity of MTV Juvies to specials dedicated to health, justice, education, and war, the goal of our award-winning documentary unit is to give a voice to this generation of young people.
MTV’s first venture into documentaries came nearly two decades ago. Since then, our series and specials have been seen by tens of millions of viewers and have won dozens of awards. From Louisiana to Los Angeles, from Addis Ababba to Albuquerque, we've told the stories of young people experiencing triumph and despair and everything in between.
MTV News & Docs programming provides an unflinching look at the issues that matter to our audience. Whether at home or in school, on the street or at work, at play or at war, our cameras capture the earnest, entertaining, heart-wrenching and shocking moments from the real lives of young people everywhere.