For more than 15 years, the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps has covered, “news for kids, by kids,” reporting on current events, breaking news, and entertainment stories from reporters’ hometowns and around the world.
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.
The current team of Kid Reporters in America has been busy covering the 2016 Presidential Election, attending rallies, debates, and primary voting events. They have had the opportunity to interview presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich.
Kid Reporters have also recently interviewed entertainers, authors, scientists, sports stars, and newsmakers, including filmmaker Ken Burns, actor Anthony Mackie, Harlem Globetrotter Zeus McClurkin, and author Jeff Kinney. To read the Kid Reporters’ stories, visit
How to Join the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps for the 2016-2017 Northern Hemisphere School Year
Kid Reporters are chosen by Scholastic News Kids Press Corps editors, and the 2016-2017 Kid Reporter team will be announced in early November.
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