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Closer to the Truth

February 17, 2021

Many of the Southeast Iowa Union’s older readers live in rural areas and don’t get their news online. So when they need to know how the coronavirus is affecting their community, they rely on the newspaper. “People appreciated the reporting…

Sports

Beyond the Game

January 6, 2021

Are you a big sports fan? If so, chances are you’ve read articles by a sports journalist. The writer may have broken down a game or profiled one of your favorite athletes. Sean Gregory is a senior sports correspondent for…

History

TFK Turns 25

December 9, 2020

This year, TIME for Kids celebrates its 25th birthday. A lot has happened in the last quarter century. Presidents have been elected. Milestones have been reached. Tragedies have struck. People have come together to solve problems. The whole time, TFK…

Government

Who Declares the Winner?

November 5, 2020

On Election Day, presidential candidates often express confidence that they’ll win the race. They sometimes do this while votes are still being counted. But it’s not up to a candidate to declare a winner. Nor is it up to his…

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People

A Closer Look

November 3, 2020

When you think of a journalist, do you see a reporter with a pen and paper? Writing is one way to tell a story, but some stories are told without words. Photojournalists are reporters too. Instead of a pen and…

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People

8 Questions for Molly Ball

October 8, 2020

Molly Ball is the national political correspondent at TIME, TFK’s parent publication. She’s covered many presidential elections. TFK’s Shay Maunz spoke with Ball about her job. How long have you been a journalist covering politics? I started covering politics in…

Culture

Listen to This

August 27, 2020

Alexis Bumah, 12, slides her mom’s work headset over her ears. At her home in Dayton, Ohio, Alexis can hear the voice of Eshaan Mani. Eshaan, 14, is using his gaming headset to call in from Houston, Texas. The TFK…

People

Talk to Me

March 12, 2020

Before journalists write a story, they gather facts and details. One way they do this is with interviews. Step one of conducting a successful interview? Research. “You don’t want to arrive at your interview clueless,” TFK Kid Reporter Zara Wierzbowski…

Culture

YouTube Trouble

February 20, 2020

Piper Leypoldt, 11, of Durham, North Carolina, likes to watch cooking videos on YouTube. Recently, she learned that the site collects users’ data, such as search history and location­. She’s not concerned. “Other websites I use at home and school…

Debate

Is Social Media Good for Society?

January 23, 2020

Students today have never lived in a world without social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok are a few of the most popular social-media websites and apps. They can be a fun way to connect with friends and family, especially…