Scholastic Kids Press

AT-A-GLANCE
WHAT IS IT?

Scholastic Kids Press is a team of young Kid Reporters who report on current events, breaking news, entertainment stories, and sporting events from across the country and around the world.

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Brittany Sullivan
bsullivan@scholastic.com
(212) 343-4848

Royivia Ferguson
rferguson@scholastic.com
212-343-4759

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IN THE NEWS

THE 74
Five Kid Reporters sit down with education activist Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala

ADWEEK
Kid Reporter Titus Smith III would love to interview Elon Musk

THE NEW YORK TIMES
Scholastic News Kid Reporters discuss their coverage of the 2016 presidential election

THE HUFFINGTON POST
A look at how Kid Reporters are covering the campaign trail for younger audiences

USA TODAY
For Scholastic News Kid Reporters covering Trump's presidential bid, safety is the number one priority.

CBS EVENING NEWS
Junior journalists in the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps hit the 2016 campaign trail.


“When you’re a Kid Reporter, all the doors are open to you. A lot of people want to help you out. And I think that kind of mindset carried through to the rest of my life.”

— Michael Capetta, producer at NBC Universal and former Kid Reporter

“Being a Kid Reporter is an exciting job where I can explore writing and reporting. It’s also an opportunity to learn from inspiring people and the world around me. I think it’s important to be aware of what is happening in the world.”

— Marley I. Alburez, age 13, Kid Reporter

“I am grateful to be a Scholastic Kid Reporter because it provides me with the opportunity to explore journalism as a potential career while I am still a student.”

— Nolan Pastore, age 13, Kid Reporter


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Overview

Scholastic Kids Press is an award-winning group of talented Kid Reporters, ages 10–14, from across the country and around the world. Since 2000, Scholastic Kid Reporters have reported “news for kids, by kids,” with coverage of breaking news, entertainment, sports, and more from their hometowns and on the national stage. Their stories are published on the Scholastic Kids Press website, as well as in select issues of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, which reach more than 25 million students in classrooms nationwide. Scholastic Kid Reporters have interviewed a number of influential figures and leaders, including former United States President Barack Obama, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai, New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge, conservationist Jane Goodall, CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper, Captain Underpants and Dog Man creator Dav Pilkey, talk show host Oprah Winfrey, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Press Releases

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Let Her Fly
Ziauddin Yousafzai, Malala’s father, talks with our Kid Reporters about gender equality and what it’s like to raise a Nobel Prize-winning daughter.
The (Comic) Art of Storytelling
Kid Reporter Nikita Mohile talks with author and illustrator Raina Telgemeier about her award-winning career.
From Trend to Trash?
Kid Reporter Zhang En Ng in Malaysia reports on how the “fast fashion” trend is contributing to environmental pollution.
Love Yourself, Love Your Life
Members of the Fab 5 talk with Kid Reporter Ava Park-Matt talks about their new book, Queer Eye: Love Yourself, Love Your Life.
Helping Flood Victims in the Midwest
After catastrophic flooding in parts of Iowa and Nebraska, residents rebuild with help from volunteers.
Making Museums Accessible for Kids
For young people in the Mexican state of Puebla, museums are like backyard treasures.
Aquatic Championships in Korea
Kid Reporter John Woo covers the 2019 FINA World Championships in swimming, diving, and other aquatic sports.

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