Kid Reporter Deadline!
Get busy on your application! Deadline is October 12.
I’ve been a Kid Reporter for a year now. It has been a challenge and it has taught me a lot. So, would it be a good decision for you to apply? If you have any interest at all in writing or reporting, then the answer is: Of Course!
Being a Scholastic Kid Reporter is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Even if you don’t want to become a journalist, being a Kid Reporter teaches you skills that will serve you your entire life, no matter what career path you take.
I learned from each interview, whether it was on a red carpet, by phone, on on video. I learned to speak off and on camera and how to take quick notes and be observant.
On one assignment, I was at Cooper Union in New York City to hear President Barack Obama's speech on the economy and Wall Street. I interviewed some of the dignitaries there for my story. As I asked the same questions over and over, I listened to the answers. That lead to followup questions and a more interesting story.
If you’re thinking about applying to be a kid reporter, get to it! The application deadline is October 12. To find out how to apply, click here!
PHOTO: Kid Reporter Christopher Campbell covers a fund raiser in the Bronx New York for victims of the January earthquake in Haiti. (Photo Courtesy Christopher Campbell)