Attend a Workshop

Kid Reporters

Want to become an IndyKids reporter and have your work read by people all over the country?

In the Kid Reporter Program workshops, students are guided on an in-depth exploration of media literacy and learn how to become critical journalists. Working one-on-one with professional journalists, editors, writers, and educators, students take part in every aspect of producing the IndyKids newspaper – from topic selection, researching and writing, content production, interviewing, on-the-ground reporting, editing and finalizing their work for publication, and finally, distributing the paper to a growing, national audience of their peers.

The Kid Reporter Program workshops take place in New York City and are open to all kids ages 9-14.

The Kid Reporter Program workshop schedule for 2017-2018

Workshops for November/December 2017 issue
Saturday, September 9
Saturday, September 16
Saturday, September 30

Workshops for January/February 2018 issue

Saturday, November 4
Saturday, November 18
Saturday, December 2

Workshops for March/April 2018 issue

Saturday, January 20
Saturday, January 27
Saturday, February 10

Workshops for May/June 2018 issue

Saturday, March 3
Saturday, March 10
Saturday, March 24

Registration Fee

The registration fee for each workshop cycle is $150 per student for the 2017-18 Kid Reporter Program workshop series.

Registration is now open for the January/February 2018 Workshops!

Click here to submit an application. Registration is offered on a rolling basis until the workshop is full.


A limited number of need-based, reduced-fee and full tuition scholarships are also available. You can apply for a scholarship by clicking here.

The deadline to submit a scholarship application for the January/February 2018 workshops is Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

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Our workshops in action!


Spring 2015 workshop at Centre for Social Innovation

Bonnie and Jalen

Beautiful minds at work and play.

October 4th, 2014, workshop IndyKid Reporters letting loose after another successful workshop.

Climate MarchIndyKids Reporter Adedayo Perkovich, Age 10, covering the People’s Climate March.

826NYC WorkshopStudents practicing interviewing at the first workshop collaboration with 826NYC!

DemocracyNow!Kid reporters visited Democracy Now! to see a live broadcast and interview Amy Goodman.

Solar1On a field trip to the Solar One office at the Stuyvesant Cove Park, Sarah Pidgeon from Solar One showed Kid Reporters different useful solar powered devices, including a solar powered car that Sarah made. Solar One is New York City’s Green Energy, Arts and Education Center

Indy Kids Kid Reporters gather for a discussion with journalist and documentary filmmaker, Jon Alpert, about his new documentary short, Redemption.Kid Reporters interview Oscar-nominated director Jon Alpert about his latest film, Redemption, at the Downtown Community Television Center in New York City.

Kid Reporter Eliyah Ahmad reports on-the-ground from Occupy in New York City.

Kid Reporter Jalen Croston listens to a presentation at the Democracy Now! broadcast studios in Manhattan.

For her article Scouts Shout Out, Zola Ross-Gray interviewed LGBTQ-Equality Rights activist Zach Wahls.

A workshop roundtable discussion with journalism students and mentors Bonnie Singer, Toi Sin Arvidsson and Nancy Ryerson.

During a workshop, Kid Reporter Irati Egorho Diez tackles the economic crisis.

Mentor Alexis Scott works with new Kid Reporter Hayden Leary.

Kid Reporters interview Daniel Bader, Columbia University climate research scientist.

Nancy Ryerson mentors Ushna and Kylie for their animal abuses article.

Illustrator Frank Reynoso shows kids how to sketch during an art workshop held in collaboration with the New York Community Trust.

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