Junior Reporter Club
Join the Club
Berks County students now have the opportunity to conduct interviews and report on local news with the Berks Weekly Junior Reporter Club. Registration is free an students can complete assignments on their own schedule.
Become a Junior Reporter
Junior Reporter Club members receive a Junior Press Pass, invite to our members only group and a few fun surprise gifts.
Junior Press Pass
A press pass identifies you as a member of the Berks Weekly Junior Reporter Club. Be sure to wear it while you're on assignment.
Join our Junior Reporters Facebook group to chat with local reporters, assignment ideas, resource guides and more.
Certificate of Achievement
Submit a minimum of one article a month for six months to receive a special certificate of achievement by Berks Weekly.
Junior Reporters are asked to submit at least one article per month. Articles word count 250-400. Submitting a photo is not required, but recommended. Reminder: Due to COVID-19, we recommended interviewing people via phone or video chat only.
In the news
How it Works
Junior Reporters are encouraged to submit a new article each week or at least once a month. Club members are under no commitment or deadline, feel free to choose a topic and submit an article as you have time. Once submitted, our editorial team will share articles on social media, newsletter and website.
Due to the wide age range of club members, Berks Weekly does not impose any restrictions on article submissions. The goal of the program is to learn more about the community, not stress over writing or grammar. Younger reporters are welcome to have parental help.