Explore the Election: Tips from Professional Reporters
Resources to assist you in teaching about interview skills and writing biographies
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
Scholastic Kid Reporters learn from professional television and radio reporters. Collection includes lesson plan with interview activities and printable to help students write a biography.
Today Show anchor Matt Lauer recently spent a day on the campaign trail with Republican Candidate and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. He sat down with Scholastic Kid Reporter Chris Johnson to talk about his experience and pass on some tips about how to cover an election campaign.
Meredith Vieira talks about covering politics with Kid Reporter Emma Huibregste
If you listen to public radio, then you've probably heard the voice of Melissa Block. She has worked for NPR for the past 22 years, first as an editorial assistant, and then, as the years progressed, various other posts. Finally, in 2003, she became a co-host of the talk show All Things Considered. Kid Reporter Aaron Broder spoke with her before her speech and asked about the highlights and hardships of her career, and the upcoming election.
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.