For nearly 20 years, the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps has covered breaking news, current events, entertainment stories, and sporting events.
Interviews from years past include former Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Education Dr. Julia Keleher, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey, musical theater star Kristin Chenoweth, conservationist Jane Goodall, comedian and talk show host Trevor Noah, actress and television host Whoopi Goldberg, and tennis star Andy Roddick, among others.
Throughout the 2017–2018 program year, 44 Kid Reporters covered breaking news, current events, entertainment stories, and sporting events around the world, including the 2017 National Book Awards, the U.S. Open, and the Royal Melbourne Show in Australia, in addition to breaking news such as Hurricanes Harvey and Maria.
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 2018-2019 Northern Hemisphere School Year
Kid Reporters are chosen by Scholastic News Kids Press Corps editors.
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