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 Would you like to join Y-Press?

Are you interested in developing journalism, writing, photography, radio, video or web-design skills?  

Would you like to work on articles for The Indianapolis Star or produce radio stories for WFYI-FM (90.1)? Would you like to author pieces for other media outlets, including Y-Press’ website?

In 2011, Y-Press conducted interviews on topics such how teens access guns, tiger moms and bribes and grades.  Y-Press also partners with a national organization, What Kids Can Do, to highlight youths' work; last year for example the focus was on youth activism and community. This year the coverage will focus on the 2012 election.

As a nonprofit youth-media organization, Y-Press is dedicated to developing leadership skills and providing a forum for local and global youths' perspectives.

If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in, then we have the training for you!

Trainings are conducted by current Y-Press journalists and are open to youth, ages 10 to 18.  The daylong Saturday session is held at the Y-Press office in The Indianapolis Star's building at 307 N. Pennsylvania Street. Trainings, like all Y-Press activities, are free.

As a nonprofit organization, the organization relies on contributions and grants to support reporting activities.

The next Y-Press training will take place in fall 2012.  The training will be on a Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

We are accepting applications, but will give priority to those currently on the waiting list from the spring training.

If you are interested in joining Y-Press, email us at or send us a letter:
 P.O. Box 145
 Indianapolis, IN 46206

Please include the following information:
  • Your name, birthdate, phone number, home address, and e-mail address;
  • The school you attend and current grade;
  • Why you are interested in becoming a Y-Press journalist;
  • What you feel you can contribute;
  • What recent news story has captured your interest; and
  • How you heard about the organization.
If you have questions, please call us at (317) 444-2010 or email us at