NEW YORK, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The award-winning Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, a group of young journalists ages 10–14 from across the country and around the world, is now accepting applications for the 2017–2018 school year. Students with a "nose for news," a passion for writing, and a strong interest in journalism are encouraged to apply. Applications must be received by May 31, 2017.
For more information about the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps and the application process, visit: www.scholastic.com/kidspress.
"The student journalists in this program serve a vital function in today's media landscape," said Suzanne McCabe, editor of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps. "Each of the Kid Reporters in this talented group is on a mission to cover important issues and topics that kids care about. This long-running program plays a key role in fostering new generations of journalists. Several alumni of the program have gone on to become professionals, sharing their perspectives through local, national, and global media outlets."
For more than 17 years, the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps has covered breaking news, current events, entertainment stories, and sporting events. The junior journalists have gotten the inside scoop from politicians, authors, scientists, musicians, and professional athletes. Past Kid Reporter interviews include President Barack Obama, former First Lady Michelle Obama, country music star Tim McGraw, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, lawyer and children's rights activist Marian Wright Edelman, late night talk show host Seth Meyers, and Harlem Globetrotter Zeus McClurkin, among other newsmakers.
During the 2016–2017 program year, 39 Kid Reporters compiled comprehensive coverage of national and global events including Election 2016, Lunar New Year celebrations, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the North American International Auto Show, the Poush Mela arts festival in West Bengal, and the Consumer Electronics Show 2017. Their stories and video reports are published online at the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps website as well as in Scholastic Classroom Magazines, which reach more than 25 million students in classrooms nationwide.
For more information about Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, visit the Company's media room: http://mediaroom.scholastic.com.
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