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

  • ‘Black and proud’ singer on why now is the moment for laws ending hair discrimination

    Oakland Military Institute

  • How students are fighting Zoom fatigue

  • New England Public Media’s Karen Brown on mental health reporting

  • “I feel like I’m just living the same day, like over and over again.”

    West High School

  • For families, the negative effects of incarceration continue far beyond time served

  • Philly teens say Trump is being a “sore loser” and not “mature”


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“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