This program runs September 2019-June 2020 for youth aged 15-19 looking to enter the field of journalism.

EXPLORE! DIG! WRITE! With the Young Journalist Program.

This elite program allows Young Journalists to meet professionals in many fields of journalism, enabling them to ask questions and get the real scoop on what journalism is today as well as in the future.

Young Journalists will create a print and/or online newspaper to give them practical experience in writing content, editing, organizing and publishing content.

Using this content, the Young Journalists will create a portfolio that can be used to improve their chances of acceptance to the degree program of their choice.

Registration opens mid-May. Stay tuned for details!

If you would like more information or to be notified the minute registration is open please contact our Youth Program Director, Kim Firmston, at


Patti Edgar teaches in Mount Royal University’s journalism department. She has worked as multimedia writer and editor at CBC Calgary, as well as a reporter at several newspapers, including the Winnipeg Free Press and Ottawa Citizen. Students have won awards for projects created in her classroom, including the Canadian Association of Journalists Student Award of Excellence