Calling all kids with a passion for storytelling and an interest in current events! The application period for the award-winning Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is now open for the 2019–2020 school year. Students ages 10–14, from across the country and around the world, who are interested in gaining valuable writing and critical-thinking skills in addition to hands-on journalism experience through covering local and national current events, breaking news, entertainment, and sports are encouraged to apply.
Download the application and learn more information about the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, here: www.scholastic.com/kidspress.
All applications must be received by May 31, 2019.
During the 2018–2019 program year, 45 Kid Reporters compiled comprehensive coverage of national and global events including the 2018 midterm elections, the ninth annual Women in the World Summit, the 72nd Tony Awards, the Commonwealth Games in Australia, and the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. They also covered the impact of natural disasters including the Woolsey Fire and Hurricane Florence.
In the past year, Kid Reporters also sat down with notable figures, including Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sonia Sotomayor, championship distance runner Meb Keflezighi, Late Late Showhost James Corden, CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper, and film director Ava DuVernay. Their stories are published online at the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps website, as well as in issues of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, which reach more than 25 million students in classrooms nationwide.
Want to know what it’s like to be on the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps? Listen to six Kid Reporters talk about some of their favorite assignments on the Scholastic Reads podcast.
We are excited to see what this next group of young journalists will cover next! To stay up-to-date on the latest Kid Reporter stories, follow the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps (@KidsPress) on Twitter, and on our new Instagram account!