September 6, 2009

Future Journalists: Scholastic Needs YOU!

Posted by at 10:34 am in News | Permalink

Becomeakidreporter_130 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

Good luck!!

— Sonja, STACKS Staffer

  1. quadken2

    I’m 11, my name is Kennedy and I so want to do this, but I’m always to young for stuff:( You guys are so lucky!!!

  2. chidi

    I have to enter writing is like my life and if i got picked this would be a big step for my future writing career.

  3. Crystal

    That’s so unfair! I’m turning 15 in October… I won’t be able to apply! :( Don’t they have one for older kids?

  4. toylollipop

    Oh, I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to do this, but I’m kind of shy. Maybe I could interview my teacher or if miraculously I do get to do it, you could tell me to interview some unknown person that somehow is famous. : ) Wouldn’t it be cool to be a Scholastic reporter???????

  5. manga eyes

    OMG!!!i want to be a reporter when i grow up and this would be a cool start!!!thanks for the info. sonja!!!1

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