Kid Reporter applications now open!
By Dante on August 9th, 2012
Do you know a kid who is interested in journalism, the media, writing, or sharing what’s going on in their community with the rest of the country? If so, then you should encourage them to apply to be a Scholastic News Kid Reporter!
We’re now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Kids Press Corps, and you can find the application over on the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Blog!
In order to apply, kids must submit two writing samples, two story ideas they’d like to work on if they’re selected as a Kid Reporter, and a few other pieces of information about who they are and why they want to be a Kid Reporter.
Kid Reporters cover stories ranging from news to sports to entertainment to books, and their work is primarily published at scholastic.com/kidspress, as well as select Scholastic classroom magazines. They also learn how to report, research, and write stories, as well as conduct interviews and work with editors. About 15-20 new Kid Reporters will be selected to be a part of the program. The program is open to all students ages 10-14 with a burning desire to be a journalist. The selection of Kid Reporters is based on writing ability, interviewing skills, and attention to detail.
For more information about the 2011-12 Kids Press Corps, visit the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps website. And if you have any questions about the application or the program, leave a comment below or on the application post — I’ll get back to you ASAP!