About the Student Reporting Labs

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.

Think. Create. Inform. from Student Reporting Labs on Vimeo.

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 Reporting Labs were made possible by grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Science Foundation.

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.

Student Reporting Labs Staff:

Leah Clapman – Managing Editor, Education

Thaisi Da Silva – Director, Student Reporting Labs

Matt Ehrichs – Producer/Reporter, Student Reporting Labs

Watch Reporting Labs Participants Reflect on Experience on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.