KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Baby Turtles Struggle Towards the Sea

Clara Lopes Salim

November 30th, 2020

When an oil spill in Brazil stopped baby sea turtles from getting to the ocean, a local conservation group worked to save them.

A Conversation With Jeff Kinney

Shane Mukasa

November 24th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter talks with the creator of the best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. 

Listening to Voters in Connecticut

Luke Lamour

November 23rd, 2020

Many people in the Nutmeg State cast their ballots this year with the hope of ending the pandemic and racism in the United States. 

Getting Through Lockdown in the Philippines

Colin Adrien Co...

November 23rd, 2020

Our Kid Reporter in Metro Manila talks with young people about the country’s strict stay-at-home orders.

“The Ickabog” Features Art by Kids

Erik Pawczynski

November 20th, 2020

A new fairy tale by J.K. Rowling includes illustrations created by students between the ages of 7 and 12.   

What You Need to Know About Vaccines

Sophia Emma Wolff

November 19th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter talks with a pediatrician about the purpose of vaccines and why getting a flu shot is more important than ever this year. 

Ohio Goes Red as Nation Goes Blue

Zain Abbas

November 19th, 2020

In a rare occurrence, the winner of Ohio’s 18 electoral votes did not win the presidency.  

A 14-Year-Old Student Wins a Top Science Award

Quade Kelley

November 17th, 2020

Anika Cherbrolu from Frisco, Texas, was recently recognized for her research on a potential cure for COVID-19. 

Rethinking Holiday Celebrations

Kai Koblentz

November 17th, 2020

With Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching, many families are changing their plans because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Election 2020: A Look Back

Siroos Pasdar

November 16th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter talks with constitutional law scholar Kermit Roosevelt about the election of a lifetime.

Kids Speak Out About the Election

Lincoln Miller

November 11th, 2020

After a bitter presidential contest, young people in Florida express their opinions—and their hopes for a unified country. 

Honoring America’s Heroes

Teresa Fang

November 11th, 2020

Students from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, found a special way to honor local World War II veterans. 

A Journalist Shares Her Story

Cami Cortes

November 8th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter talks with Dacelys Martinez, a news anchor and producer at Univision Atlanta. 

Hope Buried in the Ashes

Ella Porter

November 8th, 2020

A devastating fire in California in August destroyed a beloved church camp. 

A Kids Press Alum Reflects on Election 2016

Kyra O'Connor

November 2nd, 2020

Covering elections, says a former Kid Reporter, helps other young people understand the government that shapes their lives. 

The Power of Money in Elections

Zoe Adele Mirch...

November 2nd, 2020

PACs have become an essential way for candidates to finance their campaigns.

 

Meet Senate Candidate Marquita Bradshaw

Varun Kabra

October 30th, 2020

Bradshaw, a Democrat, hopes to become the first African American woman to represent Tennessee in the U.S. Senate. 

A Conversation With Senator Capito

Laura Zhang

October 30th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter talks with United States Senator Shelley Capito, a Republican from West Virginia. 

Covering Politics “Through the Lens of the Pandemic”

Annika Petras

October 28th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter gets tips about covering the presidential election from two veteran political reporters in California. 

Who Will Win Florida?

Lincoln Miller

October 27th, 2020

Florida is likely to play a huge role in the presidential election. Who has the edge? Our Kid Reporter asks some young observers. 

A New Justice Is Sworn In

Truman J. Hamade

October 27th, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett is the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court, the highest court in the land. 

Hurricanes on the Rise

Zhoriél Tapo

October 26th, 2020

Southwestern Louisiana has been hit hard by hurricanes this season. Scientists say that climate change is playing a big role in the rise of extreme weather. 

Candidates Hold a Final Debate

Munveer Singh

October 26th, 2020

President Donald Trump, the Republican incumbent, and Democratic challenger Joe Biden faced off in the final presidential debate of the election. 

New Voters Make Their Voices Heard

Liset Zacker

October 26th, 2020

More than 15 million Americans have turned 18 in the past four years. Many are eager to have a say in the presidential election. 

Rethinking Halloween During the Pandemic

Nikita A. Mohile

October 26th, 2020

How can trick-or-treaters stay safe? Our Kid Reporter in Canada talks with an expert.  

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