The Scott McCloud family is awesome. The youngest, Winter, is actually a journalist at eleven. (Maybe not a paid one, but that's the least of it.)
... I did not intend this to be my Neil Gaiman week, but the first "winterview" I found happened to be with him, and he's always interesting when interviewed.
Here's an article about her older sister Sky (13) and the benefits of alternative education. And here she talks at MIT! (Her bit starts about 56 minutes in.)