Welcome to Crinkling News

Crinkling News is the only national newspaper for young Australians.

Saffron Howden, editor

Saffron Howden, editor

Just like their mums, dads, teachers, grandparents, aunts and uncles, kids want to know what’s going on in the world.

And they want to be a part of it; they want to have a say.

Before we created Crinkling News, there were precious few places for kids to read the news in Australia.

Most news is produced for adults. Young people need more context, background, explanation and a space to process complex events.

In order to understand it, news needs to be presented in a way that is relevant to their experiences.

News – without the scary or boring bits

After decades working for Australia’s major newspapers I and my co-founder, Remi Bianchi, decided to launch a newspaper especially for kids.

We have more than 50 professional journalists, photographers and cartoonists around the country and overseas working to bring young people the news every week. And our advising child psychologist, Margot O’Brien, helps our readers navigate through those most sensitive of topics and events.

We cover all the news – without the boring or scary bits.

Crinkling News is not just a newspaper, it is a community and a vision for young people across the country: one where they get to be involved in current affairs in an age-appropriate way.

From the Crinkling News editor