NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, a nationwide team of Kid Reporters ages 10-14, is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Students with a strong interest in journalism and writing can learn more about the program and the criteria for applying at www.scholastic.com/news. Applications must be postmarked by September 26, 2014.
For more than 13 years, the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps has covered, "news for kids, by kids," reporting on current events, breaking news, and entertainment stories from reporters' hometowns and on the national stage.
"The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps has a long history of smart and talented young reporters, some of whom have gone on to careers as professional journalists," said Suzanne McCabe, editor of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps. "As we look toward the midterm elections and other big news stories this year, I am excited to start working with the next group of Kid Reporters."In 2012, the Kid Reporters provided extensive coverage of the presidential election, which appeared on the award-winning Scholastic 2012 Election website, and the devastation and recovery efforts in the Northeast caused by Hurricane Sandy. Members of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps have had the opportunity to interview politicians, entertainers, authors, scientists, sports stars, and newsmakers, including President Barack Obama , singer/songwriter Taylor Swift, Norman Bridwell , creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog®, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks. They've also gathered "Tips from the Pros" from such journalists as Brian Williams , anchor of NBC Nightly News, and Soledad O'Brien , special correspondent to Al Jazeera America's America Tonight, reporter for HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel , and founder of Starfish Media Group. Contact: Kristen Joerger, 212-389-3343, firstname.lastname@example.org
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