For more than 16 years, the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps has covered breaking news, current events, entertainment stories, and sporting events.
The junior journalists have gotten the inside scoop from politicians, authors, scientists, musicians, and professional athletes. Past Kid Reporter interviews include President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, country music star Tim McGraw, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, lawyer and children’s rights activist Marian Wright Edelman, late night talk show host Seth Meyers, and Harlem Globetrotter Zeus McClurkin, among other newsmakers.
During the 2016–2017 program year, 39 Kid Reporters compiled comprehensive coverage of national and global events including the 2016 Presidential Election, Lunar New Year, Super Bowl LI, North American International Auto Show, Poush Mela festival in West Bengal, and Consumer Electronics Show 2017.
Their stories are written for scholastic.com/news and select Scholastic classroom magazines.
Kids ages 10-14 with a “nose for news” and a strong interest in journalism and writing are encouraged to apply. The selection of Kid Reporters is based on writing ability, interviewing skills, and attention to detail.
To read the Kid Reporters’ stories, visit
How to Join the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps for the 2017-2018 Northern Hemisphere School Year
Kid Reporters are chosen by Scholastic News Kids Press Corps editors, and the 2017-2018 Kid Reporter team will be announced in early November.
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