Tips from the Pros
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
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.
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.
Kid Reporter Jack Greenberg thinks "NBC Nightly News" Anchor Brian Williams is a great journalistic mind.
Kid Reporter Kajal Jani finds out that there's more to Brian Williams than just being the Anchor of "NBC Nightly News."
Kid Reporter Danielle Azzolina interviews Lester Holt from NBC News about his career in journalism.
Rachel Maddow is the host of the MSNBC hit program, "The Rachel Maddow Show." Entertaining and filled with witty commentary, the show quickly climbed in popularity af-ter its launch in September 2008. It didnÃƒÂ¢Ã‚ÂeuroÃ‚Â™t hurt that the launch was just in time for the final heat of the hottest presidential race in this generation. (She is also the host of a long running radio show by the same name on Air America.)
During her busy morning schedule, Maggie Rodriguez, the anchor of "The Early Show" on CBS, talked about her job to a budding young journalist: ME! Rodriguez took this Kid Reporter behind the scenes at the CBS studio to get a feel for the life of a world-renowned TV news reporter.
MSNBC's David Shuster talks with Kid Reporter Joe Wlos about what it takes to be a good journalist.
Dara Sharif's job is a lot like any other magazine editor -- except that her audience is kids in the fifth and sixth grades.
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.
Tracey Lyons' job at NBC Nightly News is behind the camera, researching, writing, and editing. As producer of the "Making a Difference" segment for NBC Nightly News, she and her team report on good news, searching the country for people who have dedicated their lives to making a positive impact on the world.
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.
Kid Reporter Kenny Figueroa talks with Fox Sports Houston reporter Patti Smith about covering baseball and getting players to answer the tough questions.
When she first heard about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, 17-year-old Caroline Shinkle knew what she was going to do for her summer vacation. The managing editor of her high school newspaper in Detroit, Michigan, quickly made plans to cover the story firsthand.
One of the most famous faces on The Weather Channel, which broadcasts weather conditions happening around the world, 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.
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.