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The Junior Reporter Program is an exciting, literacy-based educational program that gives young people a unique chance to tell their story in print, online or on social media with the help of Ag for Life journalists, editors and photographers. The young journalists bring a fresh perspective to the story of agriculture and food in Alberta.
How it works:
Students in grades 7–12 are invited to take on the role of the investigative reporter as they consult with agriculture experts to gather information and craft a compelling story about agriculture in the 21st century.
By participating in the Junior Reporter Program, students will explore the role agriculture play in our lives, in our economy, and in our society.
Working with Ag for Life's editorial team, students will follow the inquiry process to explore a variety of current agriculture topics. They will research and write compelling articles for our Nourishing Minds quarterly publication, student blog and social media outlets. The students will bring agriculture to life!
The program kicks off with a virtual editorial workshop that highlights key elements of fact-based journalism, writing best practices, photography basics and more. The students are then given their assignments. Over the course of five weeks, students will submit their pitch to Ag for Life's editorial team, conduct research, prepare their article, submit to our editor for review, revise if needed and conclude with their final submission for print.
The program is open to a select number of participants from schools across the province with assignments based on our editorial calendar. Registration is done on a first come, first served basis.
All classroom teachers who would like to participate in the program must fill out a registration form for their class. A follow up email will be sent to confirm your registration and acceptance into the current session along with a private Zoom link to attend your chosen editorial workshop.
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN FALL 2023