The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps welcomed Wednesday 32 new Kid Reporters, ages 10 to 14, to the student reporting program.
The young journalists will report “news for kids, by kids” with coverage of current events, breaking news, entertainment stories, and sports events from their hometowns and on the national stage.
The 32 Kid Reporters hail from 20 states across the United States, with international correspondents in Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Thailand.
The new reporters were chosen by the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps editors from more than 200 student applications, which required students to submit a news report about their local community, ideas for future stories, and a personal essay explaining why they would like to be a Kid Reporter.
“I’m really looking forward to working with our new team of Kid Reporters and seeing them grow as young journalists,” said Suzanne McCabe, Editor of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.
For more than 14 years, the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps has delivered “news for kids, by kids.” The Kid Reporter videos and reports will appear in issues of Scholastic’s classroom magazines, which are read by students in classrooms, and be available on its news site.