News Day Students Break Exclusive Stories

Student reporters' stories on CBC and the Vancouver Sun on November 18

November 15, 2010 - On November 18, 30 student journalists will report the stories they have been working on for the last six weeks. Stories will be heard on CBC Radio One starting at 5:30 am, appear on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm and be available online all day. New for this year, students will also be producing stories for The Vancouver Sun.

Students from across Metro Vancouver were selected after pitching their stories during a two-day audition process in October. CBC and Vancouver Sun staff mentored successful students with their stories.

Students are tackling tough issues including an intense rivalry between two Vancouver schools, cyber bullying -which has prompted an RCMP investigation, a new fashion trend - which could pose a serious health risk and racial discrimination. As well, one student will be featuring an exclusive interview with the mom of a student who was beaten to death at a local school.

 "The students really raised the bar this year," says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "There was a real competitiveness and passion the students brought to their work and it will show in their stories."

On November 18, stories will be heard on CBC Radio One's The Early Edition, BC Almanac and On The Coast, seen on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6, appear on throughout the day and in The Vancouver Sun. On radio and tv, students will co-host segments, report on original stories as well as report on sports and weather. A special arts story will be heard on November 20 on the weekend show North by Northwest.

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