About the Junior Reporters Club

  • The Junior Reporters Club is the perfect place to get your start in the world of journalism
  • Learn about reporting, interviewing and writing from the experienced reporters and editors of Young Post
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Why Should I Join?  

Learn about the art of reporting from professional journalists who have covered some of the most important events in the world. Take part in workshops about essential skills such as photography, live reporting and interviewing basics. Write for us and have the chance to see your stories go global.

Being a Junior Reporter is also an amazing way to meet inspiring people, a star or two, and make some great friends, too. Our members have met some of the world’s most prolific people, including animal rights champion, Jane Goodall. They have also rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest celebrities too, including Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes and Lewis Capaldi. You will also build lifelong friendships with your fellow Junior Reporters as you go through unforgettable encounters together.

Join Us Now

In the end, the Junior Reporters Club is all about experiences that challenge you. So whether you aspire to be a frontline reporter, a hard-hitting columnist or a respected film critic, the Young Post Junior Reporters Club is the place to be.

Even if you don’t end up working in the media industry, the transferable skills you pick up during your time with us will be useful in whatever field you eventually choose, so the most important thing is to have fun!

How to write for the Junior Reporters Club

Here are some formatting tips on how to hand in your articles to our editors:

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Please submit a Microsoft Word document with the following information at the top.

  • Your full name (E.g. Nicola Chan Oi-ching)
  • The name of your school
  • Your age
  • Your phone number
  • An overall summary of the content of your submission (Butter Royale Game review, La Salle vs DBS Football match report, Billie Eilish concert review, Interview with Greta Thunberg, etc)

Your text (which we also call “copy”) is next. Remember to use paragraphs. Do not insert the pictures into the word document itself, as our designers will decide where to insert them. Remember to include the details that answer the six questions: who, what, when, where, why and how.

Photo Check

  1. After the text, write captions for your photos. Label your pictures numerically (Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3) and then describe what is happening in them like this.
    • Pic 1: Patrick Chan, captain of the Blue House team, makes a 3-point shot in a game against Diocesan Boys.
    • Pic 2: Participants try to pop a balloon with a dart at a game booth during the school’s annual English Festival.
  2. If there are five or fewer people in the photo, you must name them all, using their full names.
  3. Pictures must be high resolution (at least 300dpi). Try for action shots that add emotion to the story.
  4. Tell us where you got the pictures from. Never take photos off the internet. If you can, give us the name of the photographer, like this: Photo: Jessie Lee.

Submit your assignment

Email the Word document to [email protected] and attach your pictures as separate files. In the subject line, please put the content summary you listed at the top of your article (eg Taylor Swift concert review). This is very important as we get a lot of emails every day and want to be sure we recognise your assignment when you submit it.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the formatting or the process of how to submit your article, please email [email protected]. For specific writing guides on different types of articles, please check out our guide on how to write for Young Post section.