Have you ever read those news articles from the Scholastic Kids Press Corps and thought, “I wish I could do that!” Those kids are real news reporters who cover real news events from the Kids Choice Awards to earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Well, if you want to become a Scholastic Kid Reporter, now is your chance to apply!
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 movie premieres like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson and Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- 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 find out what it’s really like to be a kid reporter, read the Kids Press Corps blog.
How can I apply? Kids ages 10-14 will be chosen for 2010-2011 school year. The deadline to apply is October 12, 2010, 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