“The quality of life in America is dependent on the quality of the journalism. Most people don’t realize that, but if you think about it, journalism is one of the pillars on which our society is perched.”  Scott Pelley, news correspondent, 60 Minutes

Journalism is part of our free society. Teaching the young how to be objective journalists who report the facts, tell compelling stories and seek the truth is the basis of Riverside Reporters.

Boys and girls on the Reporters staff will learn the art and discipline of journalism through imaginative and inspiring experiences.  Under the guidance of a Master Tutor they will work together to publish both print and online editions of the Riverside newspaper and to produce a news segment alongside Riverside Film.


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Reporters Winter Session

10-Week Session
Thursdays, Jan 11 – Mar 15th
(2nd week: Class is on Tuesday, Jan 16th)
11:45 – 1:45pm
Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook
10 spots available

Ages & Cost

Riverside Reporters is open to boys and girls, ages 10-15.

Cost: $200.00 plus $40.00 advertising fee*
*Each student will be responsible for selling $40.00 worth of advertising or paying this additional amount to support the printing cost of publishing two editions of the newspaper.

Required supplies: Participants must also have a reporter’s notebook and access to a recording device and a word processing program.

Registration Information

The Riverside Reporters will be a staff of 15 students.

New members will be required to fill out a short application to gauge writing ability.

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