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4-H News Reporter Project Area

This project is focused on teaching you how to tell your community about your 4-H club and its activities. Learn how to make certain your stories are newsworthy and how to work with newspapers, radio and television stations. Through the 4-H News Reporter project, you will write news releases. Make appointments with the newspapers, radio and television stations in your county to find out how to report your club’s news.


Each year, 4-H members in this project area are expected to make appointments with the newspapers, radio stations, and television stations in your county. Ask them what they expect you to do to report your club's news. Follow their instructions and write your news releases.

In a loose-leaf 8-1/2 x 11 notebook, keep a record about each visit you make to the media. Add examples of all news releases you wrote and include newspaper clippings of that news. Also include stories written by a newspaper reporter who followed up on a news tip you supplied about a 4-H event. List stations and dates of radio/TV uses of your news and tell what the story was about.

Download a copy of the scoresheet to determine what is expected for project completion.

Exhibit Ideas

  • Exhibit your notebook as outlined above in the scoresheet section.

How Do I Sign Up?

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