3 In­dian kids cho­sen to re­port on is­sues of the day

Khaleej Times - - INDIA -

new delhi — Three In­di­ans fig­ure in a list of 44 kid re­porters se­lected to cover cur­rent events, break­ing news, en­ter­tain­ment sto­ries, and sport­ing events from around the world this school year.

Ananyaa Cho­pra (from Delhi), Roop­katha Roy (Kolkata) and Ro­han Saketh De­vu­la­palli (Ben­galuru) were se­lected from more than 400 to­tal ap­pli­cants to re­port from In­dia.

The stu­dent re­porters for the Scholas­tic News Kids Press Corps are aged be­tween 10 and 14.

Suzanne McCabe, editor of the Scholas­tic News Kids Press Corps, said by re­port­ing “age-ap­pro­pri­ate, high-in­ter­est news sto­ries”, the kid re­porters are “help­ing their peers gain an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for qual­ity jour­nal­ism and a broader un­der­stand­ing of the world so that they can become well-in­formed com­mu­nity mem­bers and vot­ers of the fu­ture”.

Since 2000, the Scholas­tic News Kids Press Corps has de­liv­ered “news for kids, by kids”.

In the 2016-17 pro­gramme year, the kid re­porters closely cov­ered events, in­clud­ing the US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, the In­ter­na­tional Con­sumer Elec­tron­ics Show, and the West­min­ster Ken­nel Club Dog Show.

Kid re­porters also in­ter­viewed no­table pub­lic fig­ures such as con­ser­va­tion­ist Jane Goodall, ten­nis player Andy Rod­dick, ac­tress Glenn Close, au­thor and ac­tor Chris Colfer, ac­tress and co­me­dian Whoopi Gold­berg, au­thor and il­lus­tra­tor Dav Pilkey, and skate­boarder Tony Hawk among oth­ers, Scholas­tic said.

The other re­porters in the list are from the US, the UK, Aus­tralia, China, Hong Kong and Thai­land. Sto­ries by kid re­porters ap­pear on the Scholas­tic News Kids Press Corps web­site and in is­sues of Scholas­tic class­room mag­a­zines, which reach more than 25 mil­lion stu­dents.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UAE

© PressReader. All rights reserved.