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

  • “I couldn’t go to school for a while. OCD affects my everyday life.”

    Cleveland Heights High School

  • How to help classmates facing depression

    Legacy Early College High School

  • How can young people use social media to create positive change?

    Oakland Military Institute

  • School counselors are a vital resource for students

    Oak Ridge High School

  • Battling suicide through storytelling

    Health and Science School

  • Counselor speaks students’ “love languages”

    Caesar Rodney 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