Kid Reporter Deadline Near
Apply to be a Kid Reporter by October 5!
Hi everyone, I’m Danielle Azzolina, and I’ve been a kid reporter for Scholastic for almost two great years now.
I’m not exaggerating when I say that Scholastic has changed my life. Why do I feel this way? Because through Scholastic I’ve had once-in-a-life time opportunities and memories that I will never ever forget! I’ve had the chance to practice something I love: to write and to interview interesting people. And I’ve interviewed some very interesting people!
Whether or not you want to pursue a career as a journalist, as a Scholastic Kid Reporter, you will learn a lot of skills that will help you to become a better writer, researcher, and interviewer.
One thing I learned was that thinking fast and having questions prepared in advance are important.
When I went to cover the most recent Harry Potter movie premiere in New York City, the actors were coming down the red carpet pretty quickly. There wasn’t much time to go over my questions before I talked to each person, so it was important to have questions already in my head. I had written out a variety of questions in advance and then practiced asking them before I even got there. I didn’t need to read them out each time a new person came up to me on the red carpet.
This proved helpful when I had about a 10-second advance notice that director David Yates was coming my way. I was so familiar with my questions, that I had time to think up a new one for him—one I thought would get an interesting response. And it worked! That’s why thinking on your feet is important. It’s something I’m getting better at with each new experience.
For your application, I’d suggest writing about something you care about or know a lot about, because that makes your stories more interesting. Don’t be afraid to express yourself, that’s what makes your work different from all the rest. I’ve learned that the best applications have a lot of detail and specifics.
If you’re going to apply, get to work now! Deadline for the applications must be postmarked or emailed to email@example.com no later than October 5!
For specifics on how to apply, click here. You have to have ALL the elements they ask for in on time. Remember: Details and Deadlines are the keys to being a good reporter.
PHOTO: Scholastic Kid Reporter Danielle Azzolina interviews Daniel
Radcliffe, star of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, at the
in New York City. (Photo Courtesy
of Scholastic Kids Press Corps.)