When is News Day?
Journalism workshops will take place February 2 and 3 where students met CBC and The Vancouver Sun personalities, learn about the News Day project and decide if they want to participate in the competitive audition phase. Auditions will be held February 9 and 10 at the CBC Vancouver where students pitch their stories to try and get a spot as one of the fnal 30 student reporters. News Day in B.C. will be held March 27, 2013.
What is the commitment required for this project?
To participate, students need to commit a significant amount of time as many things are needed to make News Day happen. Those selected for the project attended a full day training session and several other sessions at the CBC or Vancouver Sun buildings in downtown Vancouver. Then on March 27th , students spent most of the day at the CBC preparing for the live broadcast that night.
Those chosen will be trained by reporters, producers and technical staff from CBC and reporters from The Vancouver Sun and learn how to use production tools needed to put together their stories. Student reporters conduct real interviews with the help of CBC and The Vancouver Sun staff.
Student reporters will attend the exciting live broadcast gala on March 27th at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre.
All 30 finalists received a $1,000 scholarship for their post-secondary studies, courtesy of Sylvan Learning Centre.