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 Summer Camp

At IndyKids’ News Writing Summer Camp, students are guided through an in-depth exploration of media literacy and learn how to become critical thinkers and journalists. Our summer camp offers a deep dive into the world of journalism with an emphasis on culture and activism. It’s the perfect opportunity for kids to build on skills for researching, interviewing, on-the-ground reporting, and photography. Want to write about the news of the world, culture, art, music, sports, the environment, or activism? This is the camp for you.



Monday-Friday July 24th-July 28th, 8:30am – 3:30pm



The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism 
at The City University of New York (CUNY)
219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018 

*NOTE: on Friday, July 28th we will be taking a field trip, details TBD.



$550 per student.

Register by April 30, 2023 and get a $150 discount by entering discount code “Camp2023” at check-out.


A limited number of scholarships are available. Apply for a scholarship here. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2023.

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Journalism & Media Literacy 101 with IndyKids

Tuesday, May 16th, 4:30-6:30pm

240 Division Ave. at Marcy Ave.
BrooklynNY 11211

Click here for more information.


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

Have any questions before you apply? Email us at

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