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.
The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs initiative is building the next generation of public media.
By connecting middle and high school students to PBS stations, mentors and role models in their communities, the program creates transformative educational experiences.
Students engage in a powerful form of journalistic inquiry, media production and student-centered learning that builds critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, information and communication skills.
By giving them a voice and the opportunity to reach millions of people via the PBS NewsHour broadcast and digital platforms, the program inspires youth to speak up and be part of the solution.
On the SRL Website, you’ll find:
Student Reporting Labs builds lifelong learning skills that translate to other areas of life, both academic and personal, and has been shown to boost intellectual curiosity and shift teen attitudes away from apathy about the news towards active civic engagement.
The project also includes a news literacy/digital media curriculum designed to transform their understanding of news, build a foundation of civic engagement and spark a life-long interest in current events.
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
Jordan Vesey – Associate Producer, Student Reporting Labs
Victor Fernandez – Video Editor, Student Reporting Labs
Adelyn Baxter – Associate Web Producer, Student Reporting Labs