AT-A-GLANCE
WHAT IS IT?

The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is a team of young reporters who report on local and national news across the country.

KID REPORTERS IN THE NEWS

Zach Dalzell in Columbia Journalism Review

Andrew Liang interviewed on CNN


Shelby Fallin appears on WTSP


Topanga Sena and Shelby Fallin on Headline News

 

More Information

Kristen Joerger
kjoerger@scholastic.com
(212) 389-3343


On the Web

Scholastic.com/kidspress
Our Blog
On Twitter

 

Kid Reporters interview the president

An Exclusive Interview with President Barack Obama

President Obama tapes an interview with Scholastic News Kid Reporters in the Library at the White House.
(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)


"Teachers, parents and kids turn to the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps for kid-friendly news coverage, especially during an election year. The Kid Reporters help put the issues of the day in a context that is both relevant and age-appropriate for young readers"

– Suzanne McCabe, Editor, Scholastic News Kids Press Corps

Overview

The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is a group of talented young reporters, ages 10-14, from across the country. For more than eleven years, the Kid Reporters have covered "news for kids, by kids." Their stories appear online at the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps website and in issues of Scholastic classroom magazines, including Scholastic News® and Junior Scholastic®. The Kid Reporters have made news with their exclusive sit-down interview at the White House with President Barack Obama, their coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement, special reports on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and National Bullying Prevention Month, and interviews with authors Brian Selznick and Jeff Kinney, as well as director Steven Spielberg.

Press Releases

First Lady Michelle Obama Shares Food Craving, Discusses Fitness, Being the First Mom with Scholastic News Kid Reporter

Scholastic Kids Press Corps Reporter Topanga Sena interviews First Lady Michelle

Scholastic News Kid Reporter Topanga Sena, 11, interviews First Lady Michelle Obama in Orlando, FL, about her campaign against childhood obesity, family fitness and health, and what it's like being the First Mom. (Photo: Scholastic).

 

 

 

Other Top Stories

Election 2012

Special Report: Earthquake in Japan

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2 Premiere

Spring Training

 

 

Archived Press Releases

 

 

 


Downloads

The Scholastic News Kid Reporter back-to-school interview with President Barack Obama is the cover story of Scholastic News® classroom magazines.

 

Scholastic News Kid Reporters Topanga Sena, 10, Orlando, and Jacob Schroeder, 12, Albuquerque, after their interview with President Barack Obama in the Library of the White House, July 15, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama tapes an interview with Scholastic News Kids Press Corps in the Library of the White House, July 15, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

 

Scholastic News Kid Reporters, Topanga Sena, 10, of Orlando, Florida, and Jacob Schroeder, 12, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the White House for an interview with President Barack Obama. (Photo by Scholastic)

Scholastic News Kid Reporter Damien Murphy interviewed filmmaker Steven Spielberg at his DreamWorks offices in September about Spielberg’s latest movie, The Adventures of Tintin. (Photo: Dante A. Ciampaglia/Scholastic)