young & free press is a new media outlet that features teenage journalists covering local news and events in small cities and rural areas in southwestern Ontario.


Headquartered in St. Thomas, the business is run by consultant Andrew Gunn, who is the owner and general editor, and three high school students, Jenn Klassen, Maddie King, and Alex Popen. Together, the young & free press team cover news and events in southwestern Ontario with a particular focus on St. Thomas, London, Norfolk County and Stratford. Additionally, Andrew, Jenn, Maddie and Alex explore arts and culture, local food and drink, sports, agriculture, and more! All this happens from the youth perspective (with a little bit of a subversive streak, always pushing for new ideas and possibilities).

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