News Day in BC - Auditions are this weekend!

What:
News Day in B.C. student auditions - Auditions are this weekend! 
More than 500 students attended the journalism workshops January 21 and 22 and 350 of those students have registered for the auditions. They will pitch their best story ideas in the hopes of securing one of 30 coveted spots as a News Day in B.C. student reporter for CBC Vancouver or the Vancouver Sun. Plus, each of the 30 finalists will receive a $1000 scholarship towards post-secondary studies courtesy of Sylvan Learning upon completion of the News Day program.

When:
Saturday, January 28, 2012, and 
Sunday, January 29, 2012
10 am to 12 pm, 1 - 3 pm and 3 - 5 pm

Where:
CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre, 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Who:
Students in grades 10,11 and 12 from across Metro Vancouver

About News Day in B.C. - CBC and Vancouver Sun journalists mentor local high school students and help them bring their story ideas into the real world of journalism. Topics are chosen by students and reflect what matters to them and their generation.

News Day in B.C. is March 29. Stories will be heard on CBC Radio's The Early Edition, On The Coast, B.C. Almanac, North by Northwest seen on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6, appear online at cbc.ca/bc throughout the day and in The Vancouver Sun. On radio and tv, students will co-host segments, as well as report on sports and weather. 

For more information on News Day in B.C. and to see footage from last year, visit the website at www.cbc.ca/bc/newsday, follow the hashtag #cbcnewsday on Twitter and join us on Facebook at facebook.com/VancouverCBC

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Media are asked to register in advance if they are attending the audition so we can accommodate pictures or interview requests.

For additional information and to register, contact:
Asifa Lalji
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca  Twitter: @CBCVancouver

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