Today, Scholastic Kids Press has officially welcomed 28 young journalists from across the globe to join the award-winning program for the 2023-2024 academic year. Over the next year, these 15 new and 13 returning Scholastic Kid Reporters, all between the ages 10-14, will receive invaluable journalism experience as they interview newsmakers and report on the topics that interest them and their peers the most.
Meet the 2023-2024 class of Scholastic Kid Reporters here.
This year’s class represents 17 U.S. states and eight countries: Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and South Korea. Each of these Kid Reporter’s prospective stories will spotlight local and international events and explore a range of topics, from government, entertainment, sports, the environment, and more. All Kid Reporter articles and video stories can be found on the Kids Press website and in select issues of Scholastic Magazines+, which reach more than 13 million students in U.S. classrooms.
During the 2022-2023 program year, Kid Reporters covered the G7 summit in Japan, San Diego Comic-Con, National History Day, and hotly contested runoff elections in the U.S., among many other topics. Since 2000, Kid Reporters have interviewed a variety of notable figures, including Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai; CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper; Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda; conservationist Jane Goodall; former First Lady and President of the United States, Michelle and Barack Obama; Captain Underpants and Dog Man creator Dav Pilkey; and more.
Join us in welcoming our new Kid Reporters, and be sure to check out the Scholastic Kids Press website throughout the year to learn more about the topics that matter to the Kid Reporters most.