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Scholastic Kids Press Corps
The Scholastic Kids Press Corps is a team of about 50 Kid Reporters around the nation.  The interactive site brings daily news to life with reporting for kids, by kids.

Tips from the Pros

Scholastic Kid Reporters get tips from professional reporters and news anchors on how to do the best interviews, get questions answered, and what young aspiring journalists need to know to follow their nose for news.

Articles

Chuck Todd on the Campagin Trail
Chuck Todd on the Campagin Trail
by Chloe Conway
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January19,2012
Chuck Todd covers politics for NBC News as its Chief White House Correspondent and the co-host of the show The Daily Rundown. Kid Reporter Chloe Conway caught up with Todd the weekend before the New Hampshire primary.
Tips From the Pros: Jose Diaz-Balart
Tips From the Pros: Jose Diaz-Balart
by Fred Hechinger
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | November10,2011
Jose Diaz-Balart is one of the biggest names in Latino journalism. He has his own show on Telemundo and was the first Cuban-American to host an American network news program. He discussed his career with Fred Hechinger at Education Nation.
The Thrill of Live Reporting
The Thrill of Live Reporting
by Grace Ybarra
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | October25,2011
Kid Reporter Grace Ybarra interviews NBC Sunday Night Football sideline reporter Michele Tafoya about being a female sports journalist and how covering live sports is different from other kinds of reporting.
On the Education Beat
On the Education Beat
by Fred Hechinger
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September26,2011
Kid Reporter Fred Hechinger interviews NBC Nightly News Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis about covering education, how broadcast reporting is different from print reporting, and what kids can do to become journalists.
A Journalist Looks Back
A Journalist Looks Back
by Cecilia Gault
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September9,2011
On the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Los Angeles Times New York Bureau Chief Geraldine Baum looks back on the experience of covering the events of 9/11.
A Passion for Journalism
A Passion for Journalism
by Charlie Kadado
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | June23,2011
Lee Thomas is an Emmy-award winning news anchor and entertainment reporter for Fox 2 News in Detroit. He's also a fighter. He battles every day with the struggles of his life-changing skin disorder called vitiligo.
Mike Lupica Masters Two Trades
Mike Lupica Masters Two Trades
by Maya Williams
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | April26,2011
Author Mike Lupica reveals how he structures his stories and creates his characters when he sits down to talk to Scholastic News Kid Reporter Maya Williams.
Biologist Turned Filmmaker Shares Skills
Biologist Turned Filmmaker Shares Skills
by Cassandra Hsiao
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | April8,2011
Kid Reporter Cassandra Hsiao talks to David Lickley about becoming a documentary filmmaker after spending a career as a biologist.
Journalists Capture March Madness
Journalists Capture March Madness
by Charlotte Arnold
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March25,2011
Kid Reporter Charlotte Arnold talks with journalists Aaron Smith and Britney McIntosh, who work together covering University of Kentucky basketball games for the Kentucky Kernal college paper.
Tips From the Pros: Pool Press
Tips From the Pros: Pool Press
by Isabelle Quinn
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January21,2011
Scholastic Kid Reporter Isabelle Quinn was included in the pool press for an event with President Barack Obama on October 21. At the event, Isabelle talked to other members of the press pool and got some tips on being a pool press journalist.
What's Up With the Weather?
What's Up With the Weather?
by Andrew Liang
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | October28,2010
One of the most famous faces on The Weather Channel is Stephanie Abrams. She is a meteorologist who hosts the morning show "Your Weather Today" and co-hosts "Wake Up with Al" with Al Roker, meteorologist of NBC's Today Show.
Sportscaster Bob Costas
Sportscaster Bob Costas
by Joseph O'Connor
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | June8,2010
What's a typical day in the life of sports broadcaster Bob Costas? There isn't one, he told the Scholastic Kids Press Corps in a recent interview.
NBC's "Making a Difference"
NBC's "Making a Difference"
by Alexis Wiseman
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | April30,2010
Tracey Lyons' job at NBC Nightly News is behind the camera, researching, writing, and editing as producer of the "Making a Difference" segment.
Book Reviewer Bob Minzesheimer
Book Reviewer Bob Minzesheimer
by Cecilia Gault
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March8,2010
Bob Minzesheimer gets paid to read. He is the book critic for USA Today, a national daily newspaper. His job is to read all the latest books for young people and write about what he thinks of them.
Writing for Kids
Writing for Kids
by Christopher Gathers Campbell
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January12,2010
Dara Sharif's job is a lot like any other magazine editor -- except that her audience is kids in the fifth and sixth grades.
David Shuster Shares His Strategy
David Shuster Shares His Strategy
by Joe Wlos
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | November2,2009
MSNBC's David Shuster talks with Kid Reporter Joe Wlos about what it takes to be a good journalist.
CBS Anchor Maggie Rodriguez
CBS Anchor Maggie Rodriguez
by Gopa Praturi
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September15,2009
Hard work and a respect for her Cuban-American culture all make a difference to this award-winning journalist.
Rachel Maddow Talks
Rachel Maddow Talks
by Lya Ferreyra
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | August24,2009
...and talks, and talks, and talks, all the way to her own successful TV news show. She also talks to Kid Reporter Lya Ferreyra about how to follow in her footsteps.
Lifelong Pursuit of Journalism
Lifelong Pursuit of Journalism
by Danielle Azzolina
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | July10,2008
Kid Reporter Danielle Azzolina interviews Lester Holt from NBC News about his career in journalism and what it takes to be a good journalist.
Reach for a Radio
Reach for a Radio
by Aaron Broder
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | February20,2008
Scholastic Kid Reporter Aaron Broder talks radio with NPR's Melissa Block.
At Ease With the President
At Ease With the President
by Siena Rafter
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | February20,2008
NBC's Senior White House Correspondent David Gregory talks about his experiences covering politics, and gives Scholastic Kid Reporter Siena Rafter tips for aspiring journalists.
Feet to the Fire
Feet to the Fire
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | August29,2007
Scholastic Kid Reporter Chris Johnson spent a day on the campaign trail with Today Show anchor Matt Lauer.
Open Your Ears
Open Your Ears
by Emma Huibregtse
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | August30,2007
Meredith Vieira talks about covering politics with Kid Reporter Emma Huibregste

Resources

Lester Holt Talks to Scholastic Kids Press Corps
Lester Holt Talks to Scholastic Kids Press Corps
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | As the 2008 presidential primary neared the finish line, NBC News' Lester Holt invited Kid Reporter Danielle Azzolina onto the set of NBC Nightly News at Rockefeller Center for a chat.
Tips From the Pros Video
Tips From the Pros Video
Scholastic News Online | Pro journalists offer Scholastic News kid reporters -- and you! -- tips on how to be better writers, journalists, and informed citizens.
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