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.

About Us

From the Reporting Labs

  • SRL Academy 2021 | PBS’s Kids: Health care workers, trans rights, Texas abortion law, gun violence

  • What a cancelled football season meant for this teen athlete

    Mid-Maine Technical Center

  • SRL Academy 2021 | The CIA: Trans youth, AAPI hate, stereotypes, youth voting

  • SRL Academy 2021 | Potato Squad: Online learning, war reflection, gender binary, 2020 graduates

  • SRL Academy 2021 | The Cool Crew: Juneteenth, self defense, education and Hawaiian culture

  • This juvenile detention center principal helps teenagers prepare for life after serving time

    T.C. Williams High School


Upcoming Projects



“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 Conard
Detroit, MI

“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 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