The Jakarta Post
Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, a team of international student journalists aged 10 to 14 years old, is accepting applications for its 2018-2019 batch.
Students with a passion for journalism and interest in reporting are encouraged to submit their application as well as writing samples at their local Scholastic Asia office by May 31. The form can be downloaded on their official website.
Selina Lee, vice president of Scholastic Asia, said the editorial team had provided a platform for students to share their perspectives with their friends. “Beyond just another extra-curricular outside school hours, it provides the rare opportunity to be part of an international media organization,” Lee said in a statement, adding that it builds students’ character, writing skill and critical-thinking skill.
Scholastic News Kids Press Corps reporter Natcharee Chaiwongthitiku covers street food in Thailand. (Scholastic News Kids Press Corps/File)
Established in 2000, the platform allows students to have direct experience as journalists through local and national news assignments, including reporting on events and interviewing sources.
“One of the best things about working with this talented group of young journalists is witnessing their passion for keeping fellow students informed on topics that matter to them and have a significant impact on our society,” said Suzanne McCabe, editor of Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.
The 2017-2018 batch of 44 student reporters covered various topics, including the 2016 United States presidential election, the 2017 National Book Awards, the US Open, Royal Melbourne Show in Australia and breaking news about natural disasters. Their articles and videos can be viewed on the editorial team’s official website. (wir/kes)