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Newspaper Interview Letter

Ever wondered what a real reporter does for a living? Why not write a newspaper interview letter to find out? This activity helps kids learn about how reporters get their information -- and often gets interesting results.

What You'll Need:

  • Newspapers
  • Paper
  • Pencil

Thumb through a newspaper until you find an article that's interesting to you. Did the writer answer all your questions? Would you like to know more?

Write down your questions and a short note of introduction. Send both to the reporter whose name is on the article, in care of the newspaper office.

Don't forget to include a self-addressed stamped envelope and your e-mail address if you have one.

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