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Time for Kids sends young reporters to political conventions

Maple Buescher, 13, of Ohio, covered the 2016

Maple Buescher, 13, of Ohio, covered the 2016 Republican National Convention for Time For Kids. Credit: Time For Kids / Stephanie Kraus

Help your kids understand this week’s Democratic National Convention with the help of 12-year-old Time for Kids reporter Olivia Branan of La Mesa, California, who is covering the Philadelphia convention and filing daily reports at

Time for Kids is TIME magazine’s classroom news edition. Olivia’s reporting joins the reporting done last week at the Republican National Convention in Ohio by 13-year-old Maple Buescher of Cleveland Heights.

“The kid reporters are looking for young people’s perspectives on why kids should care about this election,” says Jaime Joyce, Time for Kids assistant managing editor of education. Maple, for instance, interviewed the youngest delegate at the Republican National Convention — a 17-year-old from Virginia — as well as grown-up journalists covering the event.


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