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.

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Kristen Joerger
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IN THE NEWS

KSAZ-TV (FOX)
Arizona-based Kid Reporter Jack Olsen discusses his experience interviewing Tom Brady at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn, NY-based Kid Reporter Adedayo Perkovich, 10, says she's interested in reporting on social justice issues.

Let’s Talk Live
Virginia-based Kid Reporter Ainsley Felter gives the inside scoop on what it was like to interview President Barack Obama.

WESH-TV (NBC)
Florida-based Kid Reporter Bobby Sena, 12, sits down to talk about joining the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.

The Shreveport Times
Louisiana-based Kid Reporter William “Sam” Davis interviewed Ruby Nell Bridges Hall for his first story.

Primera Hora
Kid Reporter Lara Santana represents the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps from Puerto Rico (interview in Spanish).

 

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Overview

The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is a group of talented young reporters, ages 10–14, from across the country. For more than fourteen 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, which reach more than 25 million students in classrooms nationwide. The Kid Reporters have made news with their interviews politicians, entertainers, authors, sports stars, and even a sitting President, Barack Obama. They’ve also gathered “Tips from the Pros” from such journalists as Brian Williams and Soledad O’Brien.

 

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Kid Reporters interview the president

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

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).

 

 

 


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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)

 

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