Saffron Howden, Dhana Quinn
1 Feb. 2021
Paperback / softback
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Age range 10+
You don’t need to be an adult to break news and change the world. You can start your career as a young reporter right now! Fun, informative and easy to use, Kid Reporter is packed with inspiring stories from young people who’ve already started their reporting careers and tips and tricks from leading journalism experts. Children’s news specialists Saffron Howden and Dhana Quinn uncover all the secrets to becoming a journalist, including how to:
- Start a school newspaper, TV-style news show, current affairs website or podcast
- Research, investigate and interview
- Write, produce, photograph and record
- Fact-check and edit
So, if you’d like to become a savvy media consumer and creator in the digital age, this book is for you!
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‘Saﬀron Howden is a ceaseless campaigner for making news and media accessible to kids. It’s such important work. Kid Reporter is the perfect gift for the curious, smart young person in your life.’ — Annabel Crabb, journalist, TV presenter and political writer
‘Clear, simple, direct and engaging, Kid Reporter isn’t just for kids. If you want to be a journalist, if you care about the news or you’re a journalist who wants to remind yourself about how the job is done, this book is for you. It is a wonderful, timely guide to what news is, how it’s produced and why it matters. After more than 30 years in the game, even I learned a thing or two.’ — Peter Greste, Professor of Journalism, University of Queensland
‘Saﬀron Howden and Dhana Quinn let everyone in on the secret all newshounds understand: being a reporter is so much fun! It is also challenging and fascinating – a craft that can be learned and mastered. In Kid Reporter, they use their great experience as journalists and editors to explain how reporting happens and how you go about ﬁnding and telling great stories. For the student who already loves stories of all kinds, and for parents and teachers who want to encourage curiosity, creativity and skills for life-long learning: Kid Reporter is a wonderful book.’ — Mark Scott AO, Secretary, NSW Department of Education
‘A great guide to what journalists do, how they do it and why it matters. Worth reading for young and old.’ —Margaret Simons, freelance journalist and Honorary Principal Fellow, Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne