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

  • What is a school board?

    Little Rock Central High School

  • On Our Minds EXTRA: Coping with anxiety

    Venice High School

  • What is the American Rescue Plan and how will it make schools better after the pandemic?

  • How sitting all day can lead to some serious health issues

    Maui High School

  • SRL Academy 2021 | Hyper Tuff Dragons: POC students, Hoover Dam, procrastination, cultural identity

  • On Our Minds EXTRA: How a Vietnam vet found a career helping others

    Fayette Institute of Technology


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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 Conard
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