About the Reporting Labs
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs are classrooms, after-school programs and clubs around the country producing original, inspiring reports about how national and global issues affect local communities.
Because informed and engaged young people are critical for a healthy democracy, the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program connects middle and high school students to local PBS stations and news professionals in their community to produce original, student-generated video reports.The students who participate in the project learn how to think critically, problem-solve, synthesize information and investigate important topics.
The project also includes a news literacy/digital media curriculum and online collaborative space designed to transform their understanding of news, build a foundation of civic engagement and spark a life-long interest in current events.
The following is a video message from NewsHour correspondents to participants in the Reporting Labs project.
If you are interested in supporting the Labs, please contact Leah Clapman.
Leah Clapman – Managing Editor, Education
Thaisi Da Silva – Director, Student Reporting Labs
Matt Ehrichs – Producer/Reporter, Student Reporting Labs