Scholastic Kids Press has opened its call for Kid Reporter applications, and in partnership with Magazines+ has launched Reporting the News,a free resource designed to help students in grades 4 – 6 understand the fundamentals of journalism!
Starting today, students ages 10 – 14 who have a strong interest in journalism, a passion for writing, and a drive to cover the issues that matter most to kids, can apply to the award-winning program for the 2022–23 school year.
For more information about the Scholastic Kids Press program and criteria for applying, visit: www.scholastic.com/kidspress. All applications must be received by June 1, 2022.
Additionally, today Scholastic has launched a free, one-of-a-kind resource: Reporting the News. Created by the editors of Scholastic Kids Press and Magazines+, Reporting the News was built off of the success and interest seen from the award-winning Scholastic Kids Press program, which has been helping children for over 20 years understand the complexities of the world by giving them the platform to ask questions and write “news for kids, by kids.”
To help classrooms and families everywhere help their children and students begin their newswriting journey, by sharpening their journalism skills and supporting media literacy, Reporting the News includes:
- Five engaging child-facing activities that cover the basics of news reporting.
- Downloadable activity pages that support each of the five activities.
- “How-to” videos, hosted by student journalists in the Scholastic Kids Press program, which provide practical tips and real-life examples of how student reporters can create and shape their articles.
Suzanne McCabe, editor of Scholastic Kids Press, says “The Scholastic Kids Press program gives students the tools they need to understand and talk about current events—and to report the news themselves. That’s why we’re excited to open the application process for a new team of Kid Reporters and to introduce our new resource for students everywhere, Reporting the News.”
To learn more about Reporting the News, visit: www.scholastic.com/reportingthenews