Scholastic News Kids Press Corps

 

 

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
kjoerger@scholastic.com
(212) 389-3343

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

ON THE WEB

Scholastic.com/news
Our Blog
On Twitter

IN THE NEWS

NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO
Meet the youngest reporter on the New Hampshire Primary beat, 11-year-old Kaitlin Clark.

DAILY HERALD
Hoffman Estates student Maya Nayak discusses her excitement for new opportunities as Kid Reporter.

THE BOSTON GLOBE
Kid Reporter Stone Shen from Acton, MA has a nose for the news, and he’s only 11 years old.

WJCT
Orange Park middle schooler Alaa Osman talks about her first assignment as a Kid Reporter.

MSNBC
Kid Reporter Kyra O'Connor shares her experiences reporting on the GOP debate.

 

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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.

 

Press Releases

 

Select Highlights

Scholastic News at the White House
One of our Kid Reporters talks to the president about schools of the future
(November 21, 2014)
Countdown to the Super Bowl
Our Kid Reporter talks to NFL superstars on the eve of the big game
(January 29, 2015)
A Grand Event for the Grand Old Party
Kid Reporter Benjamin Duckworth interviews presidential candidates Carly Fiorina and Jeb Bush
(September 23, 2015)
Buzz and Me
Kid Reporter Gabriel Ferris had the honor of interviewing Buzz Aldrin at the National Book Festival in Washington D.C.
(September 25, 2015)
A Scary Interview! - Video
Our Kid Reporter talks with author R.L. Stine and the cast of the new Goosebumps movie
(October 19, 2015)

 


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 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)

The 2015-2016 Scholastic News Kids Press Corp reporters.

 

Archived Press Releases