Denver, CO - March 31, 2020

After thorough consideration and consultation regarding COVID-19 updates, the Denver Post’s 2020 Youth Journalism Day event, originally scheduled for this Thursday, June 25 at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, has been cancelled.

"Cancelling Youth J-Day is not an easy decision," said Dana Plewka, Educational Services Manager. “In the last 16 years, we’ve given more than 1,000 kids, ages 8 to 14, an authentic, real-world taste of what journalism is all about and why it plays a vital role in democracy. However, we feel cancelling is in the best interest of all involved. Ultimately, the health of our campers, family members, friends and volunteers is of utmost priority.”

In regards to the COVID-19 virus, we want to share the CDC’s suggested preventative measures, click here.

For questions regarding Youth Journalism Day or media inquiries, please contact Dana Plewka at or 303.435.6170.

The Denver Post’s Youth Journalism Day

Each year 75 students (4th – 8th grade) from across Colorado come together in the summer at the Metropolitan State University of Denver to participate in a full day of learning and practicing journalistic fundamentals. Their articles and photographs, filed on deadline, are used in a live, youth-friendly website,, and the best materials are published in The Denver Post’s Colorado Kids section found in the digital Tuesday Denver Post.