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

  • ‘Why would you say that?’: The power of microaggressions

    Etiwanda High School

  • How have Nigerian immigrants experienced racism in the United States?

    Alief Kerr High School

  • How freshmen have had a difficult time starting high school during the pandemic

    McCallum High School

  • How youth in foster care are becoming advocates by sharing their experiences

    Dominion High School

  • Teen athletes and their coaches weigh in on a year without sports

    John F. Kennedy High School

  • A year without shop class: How the pandemic disrupted students’ career opportunities

    Windsor High School


Upcoming Projects



“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

“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