KID REPORTERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY
RECAP CAMPAIGN 2008 ON LIVE WEBCAST AT WWW.SCHOLASTIC.COM/ELECTION


 
Scholastic News® election site traffic 92% higher than in 2004

New York, NY (October 17, 2008) -- New York, NY — October 17, 2008 — On the eve of the election, Kid Reporters will recap this historic year and their first-person experiences on the campaign trail during a live webcast. For the past 15 months, the Scholastic Kids Press Corps has been filing reports from the presidential campaign trail for Scholastic News Online® (www.scholastic.com/news) and classroom magazines including Scholastic News® and Junior Scholastic®.
 
Online traffic on Scholastic’s popular election site has increased by 92 percent since the election in 2004, much of the increase due to the more than 200 news stories about the election featured on the site, most of them written by Kid Reporters.
 
More than 80 student reporters from Oregon to Florida and points in between have covered campaign events, rallies, town halls, primaries, caucuses, forums, conventions and debates of Democratic and Republican contenders, bringing campaign 2008 to their peers in classrooms across the country.
 
Eight of the Scholastic Kid Reporters will be a part of a panel at Scholastic’s New York City headquarters and will appear via live webcast at www.scholastic.com/election on Monday, November 3rd at 12:00pm ET. They are: Elizabeth Conway from New Hampshire, Shelby Fallin from Florida, Lya Ferreyra from New York, Jack Greenberg from Connecticut, Hayley Livingston from New Jersey and Jacob Schroeder from New Mexico; Aaron Broder from Tennessee and Mariam El Hasan from California will join via telephone.
 
“Our young reporters cover the election from their unique and fresh perspectives, which helps millions of kids understand the relevance of current events and the election to their own lives,” said Suzanne Freeman, Executive Editor of Scholastic News Online and head of the Scholastic Kids Press Corps.
 
To attend the live webcast “Kid Reporters Recap Campaign 2008” go to www.scholastic.com/election on Monday, November 3 at 12:00pm ET.
 
To schedule an interview with a Scholastic Kid Reporter, contact Jennifer Boggs at 212.343.6619 or jboggs@scholastic.com.
 
Please visit www.scholastic.com/election for more information about the live webcast, Kid Reporters, or election coverage by Scholastic News.

Contacts:
Scholastic Inc.
Jennifer Boggs
212.343.6619
 
Scholastic Inc.
Sarah Trabucchi
212.343.6424