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McDonald’s serves up youth journalism

June 24th, 2010Posted by in Awards, Editors' pick

Three young reporters have won the chance to cover the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, thanks to fast-food giant McDonald’s.

According to theurbanwire.com, the food outlet ran a Young Journalists Programme, supported by the Singapore National Sports Council, to search for young journalists to cover the games.

Clarissa Sih Shu Ning, Jean Yong Kaigin and Shehnaz Ameera Bte Mohd Salim were the lucky three.

But apparently this is not the first time McDonald’s has shown an interest in the journalism world, having sent three primary school children to the Beijing Olympics in 2008 to document their experiences.

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