Scholastic News Kids Press Corp features program for “Kid Reporters”
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – One local organization is giving young writers the chance to become journalists.
They choose 45 kids and teens to become what they call a “kid reporter.” Kid Reporters in the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, ages 10–14, cover “news for kids, by kids” with coverage of current events, breaking news, entertainment stories, and sports events from their hometowns and on the national stage. Their stories appear online at the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps website and in issues of Scholastic classroom magazines, which reach more than 25 million students in classrooms nationwide.
The annual selection of Kid Reporters is based on writing ability, interviewing skills, and attention to detail. The Kid Reporter application included:
• A typed news article.
• A typed essay that answers the questions: Why do you want to be a Kid Reporter?
• Two ideas for stories about their community that they would like to work on as a Kid Reporter
One of the kid reporters, Arjun Suri, joined us on set during Good Morning San Diego to tell us all about his experience.
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