Kids on the Campaign Trail

Episode 7 · February 26th, 2016 · 25 mins 34 secs

About this Episode

The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is the country’s oldest and largest student reporting program. This year, our team of young journalists is out on the campaign trail, meeting candidates and covering caucuses, primaries, and debates. In this episode, we talk with two Kid Reporters about their experiences reporting on the election so far. We also hear from Classroom Magazines editorial director Steph Smith about how Scholastic covers the race for the White House for kids, and from middle school teacher Josh Torpey about how he gets students in his Humanities class thinking deeply about the election. 


  • Steph Smith, Editorial Director, Classroom Magazines 
  • Scholastic Kid Reporters Bobby Sena and Lilian Jochmann
  • 7th grade Humanities Teacher Josh Torpey (The Institute for Collaborative Education, New York)

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Special thanks:

  • Music composed by Lucas Elliot Eberl
  • Sound mix and editing by Daniel Jordan
  • Produced by Megan Kaesshaefer