Almost 50 aspiring journalists came to the Galleria Mall in Houston County Monday evening to audition for a special place at 13WMAZ.
None of them have been to journalism school. In fact, they haven't even completed high school. And none of them are quite old enough to drive.
Fortunately, being born between August 1, 2000, and August 1, 2003, is part of the job description.
47 bright young talents auditioned today in front of a panel of judges that included 13WMAZ personalities Annette St. Claire and meteorologist Olivia James.
But if you missed out on tonight's audition, you'll have a second opportunity Tuesday, August 27, at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon from 5 p.m. through 7:30 p.m.
The top 50 will be called in for a second audition, with 20 of them moving to a final round. A community panel will choose 10 Junior Journalists from that group.
Candidates are reminded they'll need proof of their age, like a birth certificate or other official ID.