Why Youth Media

The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) connects students with a network of public broadcasting mentors and an innovative journalism curriculum to develop digital media, critical thinking, and communication skills while producing original news reports.

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Latest Reporting

  • How making pozole brings family together

    Desert Pines High School

  • Teen volunteers tackle food insecurity in Los Angeles County

    Northview High School

  • My grandmother’s gooey, crunchy, “gunkie” cookies

    Rockville High School

  • The heart-warming stories behind four special family meals

    Etiwanda High School

  • These student athletes steer clear of fast food before basketball games

    DC International School

  • This family-run business brings Chicago soul food to the South

    Westwood High School


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“So much of what is accomplished in my classroom is thanks to the lessons you and SRL have taught me.”

Jean Biebel
Wauwatosa, WI

“I still have to pinch myself when I think of how I fell into this program. This is the most engaging educational program in the country. What else gives students a chance to research, collaborate, problem solve, create, write, speak, all for an authentic audience of the highest caliber?”

Michael Conrad
Detroit, MI

“I was totally bowled over. I was also, admittedly, overwhelmed a little by the challenges ahead–but only in a way that inspired me to want to meet those challenges. I really can’t say enough good things about this training and program.”

Joanna Greer
Silver Spring, MD