Do you know a student with a passion for writing and dream of becoming a journalist? Starting today, the award-winning Scholastic News Kids Press Corps—a team of student journalists ages 10–14 from across the country and around the world—is accepting applications for the 2018–2019 school year!
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, 2018.
For nearly 20 years, Kid Reporters in the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps have covered breaking news, current events, entertainment stories, and sporting events in their hometowns and on the national stage. Through this program, Kid Reporters gain valuable writing and critical-thinking skills, in addition to first-hand journalism experience through local and national news assignments, which lead to exciting opportunities to witness important events and interview newsmakers. “Before I joined the program, I was really shy,” explained Kid Reporter Adedayo Perkovich. “Interviewing people has given me the courage to go up to someone and introduce myself.”
Kid Reporter articles and video interviews are available on the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps website as well as in select issues of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, which reach more than 25 million students in classrooms nationwide.
Interviews from years past include Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai, former Vice President Joe Biden, Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey, musical theater star Kristin Chenoweth, conservationist Jane Goodall, comedian and talk show host Trevor Noah, quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles Nick Foles, and more.
We can’t wait to meet the next generation of great journalists! To stay up-to-date on the latest Kid Reporter stories, follow the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps on Twitter (@KidsPress).