Can the gap be narrowed between how teenagers create and broadcast their own content via the internet and mobile phones and the traditional news broadcasters?
Young people complain that we only see them on the news when they’re in trouble but what stories would they choose if they were in charge? On Thursday 13 March, BBC News is working with more than 250 schools across the UK to turn thousands of teenagers into news broadcasters for the day.
Over the past few months BBC journalists and other broadcast professionals have been working with 11-14 year olds so they can broadcast their own news to a 1400 deadline and publish it on their school website – with a link to our own School Report site.
More than 10,000 have been involved over the year and around half that number will be working on News Day making this a massive journalism deployment.
Stories that have already been filed include items on social networking, mobile phones, living with cancer, and campaigning on Darfur. Other school reporters have covered battery farming, what makes them happy and media images of teenagers.
We have films on what it means to be Scottish in the Highlands, contraception and the state of school toilets. There are teams of students interviewing political party leaders including the PM in Downing St.
Other students are reporting on News 24, Radio Five Live and 40 local radio stations - as well as at outside broadcasts in Belfast, Aberdeen and Snowdonia. And there are web-based radio and TV “channels” for the day being streamed live on the website.
But will the hard work of all the schools, students and professionals involved pay off? What will the audience think of their reports? Tune in and let us know.