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Join us to celebrate the third annual News Day in BC on Thursday, November 18. The CBC Broadcast Centre will once again be taken over by intrepid student reporters.

Students_Day1 020_cropped.jpgThroughout the day, students will file stories on CBC Radio One's The Early Edition, BC Almanac, On The Coast and CBC Radio News. They will also have stories online at cbc.ca/bc and in print in The Vancouver Sun. And of course, they will be featured on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6. A special arts story will air on CBC Radio One's North by Northwest with Sheryl MacKay on Saturday, November 20.

We challenged students across Metro Vancouver to pitch their story ideas to us for a chance to be a student reporter. Thirty students made the cut and they have spent the last few weeks with their CBC and Vancouver Sun mentors putting together some excellent work. We hope you will check out their stories on radio, on TV, online, and in print!

FINAL 30 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CHOSEN FOR CBC'S NEWS DAY IN B.C.

October 14, 2010 - More than 130 students auditioned over two days at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre for a coveted spot as a 2010 News Day in B.C reporter and the final 30 have been chosen.

Students sat at the CBC news desk and were filmed as they pitched a story idea that was important to them. The final 30 were chosen based on creativity of their pitch, clarity of message and overall enthusiasm.

"As News Day in B.C. enters its third year, the ambition and enthusiasm of the students continues to grow," says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "It is amazing to hear the topics this generation feels compelled to shed light on."

The final 30 students are:
Tovi Borins, Magee Secondary School, Vancouver
Beth Bowers, Moscrop Secondary School, Burnaby
Viola Chen, Port Moody Secondary School, Port Moody
Carol Dou, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Vancouver
Victoria Fawkes, Argyle Secondary School, Vancouver
Maria Fung, Little Flower Academy, Vancouver
Kelly Furey, St. Thomas More Collegiate, Burnaby
Calliandra Grekul, New Westminster Secondary School, New Westminster
Leslie Jahava, Langley Fine Arts School, Langley
Diyyinah Jamora, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Vancouver
Shreya Khanna, Fleetwood Park Secondary School, Surrey
Chelsea Lee, Hugh Boyd Secondary School, Richmond
Juliette Levine, Mulgrave School, West Vancouver
Nancy Li, Seaquam Secondary School, Delta
Hobson Lin, Prince of Wales Secondary School, Vancouver
Zoe Luba, Seycove Secondary School, North Vancouver
Bronwyn McCarter, West Vancouver Secondary School, West Vancouver
Hafsa Mohamud, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Vancouver
Baanu Murugiah, Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School, Vancouver
Shaaneabbas Nathu, Hugh Boyd Secondary School, Richmond
Haider Nayani, Port Moody Secondary School, Port Moody
Lisa Odland, Seycove Secondary School, North Vancouver
Miguel Ramos, St. Thomas More Collegiate, Burnaby
Douglas Scandrett, Elgin Park Secondary School, Surrey
Meghan Shields, Kitsilano Secondary School, Vancouver
Taryn Stikney, South Delta Secondary School, Delta
Laura Tsai, St. Johns School, Vancouver
Mamta Virk, John Oliver Secondary School, Vancouver
Xinia Wang, Richmond Secondary School, Richmond
Adam Zohar, Hugh Boyd Secondary School, Richmond     


Students will spend the next few weeks researching, writing, and putting together their stories for broadcast and print.

On November 18, stories will be heard on CBC Radio's The Early Edition, On The Coast and North by Northwest, seen on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6, appear on cbc.ca/bc 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.

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


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Media Contact:
Asifa Lalji
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca
Twitter: @CBCVancouver

MEDIA ADVISORY

What: 
News Day in B.C. student auditions - Auditions are around the corner!
More than 200 students attended the journalism workshops September 25 and 26 and more than 100 students from Metro Vancouver are expected to attend auditions. They will pitch their best story ideas from the CBC news anchor desk 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.

When:   
Saturday, October 2, 2010:
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 3, 2010:
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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 the Vancouver Sun journalists mentor local high school students and help them tell the stories that matter to them the most. Topics are chosen by students and reflect what's happening in their communities.

News Day in B.C. is November 18. Stories will be heard on CBC Radio's The Early Edition and On The Coast, seen on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6, appear on 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 any 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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