IndyKids Kid Reporter Program Workshops

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

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 pitching, 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.


News Writing Workshop

At IndyKids’ Kid Reporter Workshops, students are guided through an in-depth exploration of media literacy and learn how to become critical thinkers and journalists. It’s the perfect opportunity for kids to build on skills for researching, reporting, writing, and editing. Want to write about the news of the world, culture, art, the environment, or activism? This is the workshop for you.



For students ages 10-14

Saturdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm ET (ONLINE)

March 2, 9, 16 & 23



$240 per student.

25% discount available to those who register by February 15, 2024. Enter the code winter2024 at checkout.


A limited number of scholarships are available. 

Please contact to request a scholarship.


We also host podcasting workshops!

Listen to our Climate Crisis Podcast and examples of student work from our Audio Storytelling Camp (2020) to see what’s possible when kids participate in our audio workshops.


Most students who attend our workshops receive partial or full scholarships.

Scholarships for Students

You can apply for a scholarship by emailing us at

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IndyKids Kid Reporter Program workshop

“I wish IndyKids could be in every community, it’s such a valuable resource! My child has developed critical thinking, writing, listening, public speaking skills, and more as a member of the IndyKids reporting team for almost three years. Indykids has helped reinforce the idea that “the news” is not something abstract- -it is for us by us; meant to be a part of our daily lives.”

–– Kid Reporter Parent