Teen Takeover accepting applications for 2013-14

APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2013-14. CHECK BACK IN APRIL 2014 FOR THE NEXT APPLICATION PERIOD. 

Calling all teenagers in York County! Interested in getting your work professionally edited, and published online and in print? Having an impact on York County and beyond? Talking with other teens about issues at school and in your neighborhoods? Or reviewing the last movie you watched?

Consider joining the York Daily Record/Sunday News Teen Takeover staff. Members are responsible for writing one to two stories a month, posting to the Teen Takeover blog and attending a monthly meeting.

Interested applicants between the ages of 14 and 17 should send the following information:

  • A cover letter stating why you are applying for the program and why you should be chosen. In addition, pitch a story idea to us: Summarize what a specific story might be about.
  • Be sure to include your full name, grade and school with the letter. Also include your phone number and email address. If you’d like to include social media information such as your Twitter handle, please do so.
  • Two samples of your writing (articles, essays, term papers or short stories)
  • Two letters of recommendation from references such as a teacher, guidance counselor, coach or neighbor (just not your parents).

Applications for 2013-14 are due May 31, 2013. If accepted, you will be invited to a July orientation.

Send your applications to teens@ydr.com, or mail them to York Daily Record, Teen Takeover c/o Matt Eyer, 1891 Loucks Road, York, PA 17408.

About Matt Eyer

Breaking News Editor at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Follow me on Twitter @mjeyer.
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