Meet the Alumnus

Keenan Penn II

KAKE news producer Keenan Penn II talks about how the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Summer Academy helped spark his passion for journalism and get him started in his career in local news production. Read More

Kennedy Huff

Student Reporting Labs alumna Kennedy Huff discusses how her experiences as a student journalist helped prepare her when she was ready to launch her career, even though she decided to pivot into the corporate world, at a law firm. Read More

Faiza Ashar

Former On Our Minds co-host and SRL alum Faiza Ashar recently graduated high school and is headed to Stanford University. We caught up with her as she talked about graduating high school, hosting the podcast, and the importance of journalism, and she gave advice to other student journalists. This… Read More

Three graduating seniors on what’s next after high school

We’re approaching the most anticipated time of the year for seniors: graduation. Although this can be confusing for many students, it’s also a time to celebrate. We asked three graduating students from our network about their college plans after graduation.    Tyler Pullum is a… Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Delilah Brumer

Delilah Brumer is a senior at Daniel Pearl Magnet School in Los Angeles, California, and will attend Northwestern University in the fall. SRL Intern Ryan Mercado recently talked with Brumer about censorship, freelancing, and learning. By the time she entered her senior year at Daniel Pearl Magnet School… Read More

Evan Scolnick

Evan Scolnick was spotlighted in the April 2022 Alumni Newsletter. Scolnick graduated in the 2017 class at Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High in North Miami, Florida and the class of 2019 at Emerson College in Boston, Mass. What initially sparked your curiosity to start learning and taking classes in… Read More

Sonia Aronson

As a senior in high school in 2016, Aronson produced a story for Student Reporting Labs about efforts to preserve the San Francisco Bay Area’s wetlands, which aired on the PBS NewsHour Weekend. Meeting scientists in the field and learning about ecosystems led… Read More

Brooke Kanna

Brooke Kanna participated in SRL’s summer student academy in 2017 and graduated last year from Kauai High School in Kauai, Hawaii. She believes in being factual and accurate in the most important type of production: yourself. We had the chance to see what she’s been up to since her participation… Read More

Colten Birkland

SRL Fellows Colten Birkland and Alexis Davis (front) with members of the Turtle Mountain Youth Council, which advocates for the needs of young people on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota.  Colten Birkland traveled to Washington D.C. for SRL’s summer academy from North… Read More