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Generation Why says farewell for now

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Dear readers,

Big news this week. After an amazing first run, Generation Why is going on a summer hiatus following this, our fourteenth issue.

When we pitched the idea for an interactive, youth-focused magazine in March, we didn't expect it to live past May - but because our pilot project has done so well, there's interest within the CBC to see #GenWhy live on in some way.

We'll be talking to our colleagues in TV and radio in coming months, but we also want to hear from you! What do you think were the essential elements of GenWhy? Would you like to see more of the same in the future?

Maybe you'd prefer a podcast? A two-screen TV experience? A youth-focused version of CBC Live Online?

After consulting with our small group of contributors, we've decided to keep our Facebook group going as something of a focus group for future extensions of this concept. (You're still welcome to join if you'd like to share ideas!)

The next time around, we'll be able to put your ideas into the very DNA of the project.

This doesn't have to be goodbye - just see you after the summer!

Please email us at with your feedback or tweet us @cbccommunity. Until we meet again, stay curious!

-Fabiola Carletti and Lauren O'Neil
CBC Community online writers/associate producers
About Generation Why

Generation Why is a weekly interactive magazine curated by young Canadians for young Canadians.

Each week, readers under the age of 30 and young staffers collaborate to highlight the best content that CBC news and current affairs programming has to offer.

We also hope to spotlight the talent of young artists by offering the magazine's cover as a canvas.

How to get involved

  • Join our Facebook group for regular contributors to discuss the future of GenWhy
  • Explore the results of our user-driven social poll on important questions for our generation or replay the open forum live chat we ran to discuss those big questions
  • Replay or read the minutes from our first open editorial meeting


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