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

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

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

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

  • Michigan students react to the current state of the presidential race

    Frederick V. Pankow Center

  • Iowa’s Rep. Loebsack on getting involved in politics at a young age

    Howar Middle School

  • Election Restores Local Control to Little Rock Schools

    Little Rock Central 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 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

“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