For nearly 20 years, the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps has covered breaking news, current events, entertainment stories, and sporting events.
Kid Reporters have recently interviewed entertainers, authors, scientists, sports stars, and newsmakers, including author R. L. Stine, conservatist Jane Goodall, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and comedian and late night talk show host Trevor Noah.
During the 2018–2019 program year, 45 Kid Reporters compiled comprehensive coverage of global events, including Lunar New Year celebrations in Hong Kong. They also uncovered powerful stories within their communities: an investigative look at child labor laws in India; the growing trend of homeschooling in Malaysia; a family’s efforts to preserve cultural artifacts in the Czech Republic; and more.
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 2019-2020 Northern Hemisphere School Year
Kid Reporters are chosen by Scholastic News Kids Press Corps editors.
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