I've said before how lucky the Scholastic Kids Press Corps are. The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie premiere? On the set at the Percy Jackson movie? Yeah, they were there. Well, now is your chance to apply to join. I'm too old or I would totally apply, but I would be such a proud Mother Hen if one of our loyal Stacks readers were chosen! Then I could tell the world on Ink Splot 26 all the amazing things YOU are doing as a member of the Scholastic Kids Press Corps.
What is the Kids Press Corps?
It is a group of kid reporters nationwide who are selected by Scholastic to blog about their interests and report about the news that kids care about. They are real news reporters who go to live events to get the scoop and then write their stories. Some of their assignments include:
- Interviews with popular authors
- Book reviews
- Red carpet premieres
- Behind the scenes reports
- Interviews with politicians, actors, musicians and artists
For more about what they do, check out the Scholastic Kids Press Corps website. Just so you know, it's not all glitterati and parties. There is a lot of work involved too! To hear what life is really like for a kid reporter, read the Kids Press Corps blog.
How do I apply? 25 kids ages 10-14 will be chosen for 2009-2010 school year. The deadline to apply is October 5, 2009, but you have to send a few writing samples so don't wait until the last minute! All the application details can be found here.
— Sonja, STACKS Staffer