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How to apply to the Youth Speak News mentorship program

Are you a university or senior high school student?

Are you curious about the world around you?

Would you like to interview interesting people?

Do you like to write?

Do you want to enrich your faith?

The Catholic Register wants you. We are assembling our new team of student writers from across Canada for the 2019-20 season. In its 19th year, The Catholic Register’s award-winning Youth Speak News continues to help young people with an interest in media to develop their skills in a faith context.


The YSN program provides:

Training and Mentorship
    •    hands-on training in Catholic news media, reporting on stories and writing columns based on current events
    •    professional coaching from experienced journalists at The Catholic Register
    •    instruction in journalism fundamentals such as news gathering, opinion writing, photography and newspaper design

Portfolio
    •    enhance your resume with a diverse portfolio of news articles and opinion pieces
    •    become a published author in an award-winning weekly newspaper
    •    gain journalism experience and connect with influential members of the Catholic community

Retreat
    •    attend an expense-paid spring retreat in Toronto
    •    meet and greet fellow YSN writers from across Canada
    •    participate in skill-building seminars and workshops
    •    visit The Catholic Register and Salt + Light Television offices

See the current YSN team and view the latest YSN stories.

How to apply:

1. Resume

Submit a resume indicating any journalism experience (e.g. school or campus newspaper, yearbook, photography), academic achievements, volunteer work and employment history. Include at least two references that include a youth minister, pastor or teacher who can vouch for your interest in media/communications and that you are a committed Catholic.

2. Application form

Click here to download our application form.

E-mail the completed application form to: editor@catholicregister.org

tel: (416) 934-3410 ext. 403

Twitter: @youthspeaknews