It's the fifth year we've been reaching out to young people like this. Several of the teenaged reporters will also work with our partner the Vancouver Sun.
The 30 finalists receive a $1,000 scholarship from Sylvan Learning, once they complete the program.
Newsday itself is not until March 27, but this weekend, hundreds of students auditioned.
They all pitched stories that mattered to people their age.
Winners will be announced by Feb. 15.