Last month, we announced the 50 Kid Reporters in Scholastic Kids Press who will cover “new for kids, by kids” throughout the 2019–2020 school year. These 10–14-year-old journalists have already made headlines across the country, speaking with media outlets in their hometowns about what it’s like to join this award-winning team.
From news station visits to conversations with professional journalists, Scholastic Kid Reporters have gotten tips from the pros, behind-the-scenes looks at newsrooms, and even anchored the evening news, all the while preparing for their year of reporting on issues that matter most to kids.
In case you missed it, Scholastic Kids Press Editor Suzanne McCabe shared a letter about the program’s 20th anniversary and its role in training the next generation of talented student journalists.
Check out the latest Kid Reporter interviews with local television, radio, and online/print media outlets:
- Durham, NC: Tony Smith hit the streets to ask members of his community about the arts.
- Seattle, WA: Zoe Adele Mirchandani has already produced her first local story.
- Cheyenne, WY: Luis Reyes celebrated being his state’s first Kid Reporter by anchoring the evening news.
- Honolulu, HI: Lucia Dong shared what she’ll be reporting from the island of Oahu.
- West Orange, NJ: Sports fan Gavin Naar plans to put his interest in stats and analytics to use in his writing.
- Lafayette, LA: Zhorie’l Tapo is already making a splash as Louisiana’s only Kid Reporter.
- Menlo Park, CA: Munveer Singh is looking forward to exploring his interest in current events through journalism.
- Glendale, WI: Kennedy Phifer wants to become a better writer, and has her eyes set on the Supreme Court.
- Kenilworth, Nj: Bobby Liberatos wants to show kids “how news has an impact on people.”