July 3, 2014

Scholastic News Kids Press Corps

Posted by at 1:23 am in Kid Power, News | Permalink

Scholastic News Kids Press CorpsApply to be a Scholastic News Kid Reporter!

I’ve said before how lucky the Scholastic News Kid Reporters 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 is chosen! Then I could tell the world on Ink Splot 26 all the amazing things YOU are doing as a member of the Scholastic News 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

Just so you know, it’s not all glitterati and parties. There is a lot of work involved, too. But if you have good writing and interviewing skills, this could be the job for you.

How to apply? Kids aged 10-14 are eligible for the 2014-2015 school year. The deadline to apply is September 26, 2014, 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. Camille

    DARN!!!!!!! I just missed the cutoff by 6 DAYS. Oh my gosh that is annoying. Whatever. It looks like a lot of fun, and I think I could handle the work.

  2. Dancerfroggy

    I will definitely be entering! I wish I had heard about this earlier, but I’ll still try! Thanks for giving us the opportunity!

  3. Elle (a.k.a. ArtemisMidnight42)

    I so am going to enter! Do you think my friend Aubrey could do it to? She is 14 years old and turning 15 next May.

  4. winter

    i’m 14 right now but turn 15 in like 5 months :( i think i’ too old :( wish i would have known about this last year.

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