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TFK Press Club

Who Are Your Sources?

September 15, 2022

Interviewing people is an important part of gathering information for a story. Think: Who’s an expert on the subject you want to learn about? Who might have an interesting perspective? Read up on your sources before you speak with them.…


Can You Choose a Beat?

September 8, 2022

Jeffrey Kluger is a science journalist who covers all things space. That’s his beat, or the subject area on which he writes and reports. “I’ve written about many topics in the decades I’ve been working,” he says. “None has given…


What's Your Pitch?

September 1, 2022

Before journalists can begin reporting a story, they need to pitch it. No, that doesn’t mean tossing it like a baseball! It means convincing an editor that a story is important and timely—basically, that it needs to be told, and…


What Does Journalism Mean to You?

August 26, 2022

Break out your press badge and put on your Junior Journalist cap: TFK Press Club is back! (Don’t have a press badge yet? Download one here.) We’re giving you a chance to hone your reporting skills. In each issue, we’ll…


Can You Teach It?

August 3, 2022

The ability to teach someone how to do something is a skill of its own. This week, Junior Journalists, you’ll put your teaching skills to the test. Mission 16: Can You Teach It? Do you have a special skill? Maybe…


What's Your Weather Report?

July 20, 2022

Whether it’s sunny or gray, scorching hot or freezing cold, the weather is always a topic of conversation. This week, Junior Journalists, you’ll be in the weather reporter’s seat. Mission 15: What’s Your Weather Report? One of the first things…


What's Your Review?

July 8, 2022

You’ve got opinions, Junior Journalist, and the world wants to hear them. Step into the shoes of an entertainment reviewer. Mission 14: What's Your Review? With so many books to read, TV shows and movies to watch, video games to…


Can You Lead the Way?

June 24, 2022

Junior Journalist, for this mission, you’re in the lead. Share what you know. Mission 13: Can You Lead the Way? Have you ever traveled somewhere new and felt a little lost? Travel writers are here to help. They use descriptive…


What's Your Summer Song?

June 10, 2022

Junior Journalist, get out your headphones! This TFK Press Club mission is all about music. Mission 12: What's Your Summer Song? Each year, music journalists try to predict what the song of the summer will be. This is the catchy…


What Do You Notice?

May 13, 2022

A big part of being a journalist is being observant. What’s going on in the world around you, Junior Journalist? Mission 11: What Do You Notice? Have you ever said “Whoa!” as you watched a hawk soar through the sky…