Meet SRL Alumni

Ben Root

SRL and Austin High School alumnus Ben Root has already accomplished what most adult journalists dream about – and he’s only a college freshman. In March, Ben attended his second South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas. While there, he along with three other SRL alumni led a panel… Read More

Annie Collick

 Video produced by Anita Wright from Student Reporting Labs with b-roll from videos produced by Annie Collick. Ever since joining Student Reporting Labs, Annie’s passion for storytelling has skyrocketed. Now a freshman at Columbia College Chicago, Annie is… Read More

John Fabella

Maui Waena Intermediate School, Kahului, HI Video produced by Anita Wright/Student Reporting Labs. B-roll from videos produced by John Fabella and SRL Connected Educator Jennifer Suzuki. John Fabella, a freshman at Maui High School, is not just a friendly face to the community at Maui Waena Intermediate… Read More

Alex Maxwell

Judge Memorial Catholic High School, Salt Lake City, UT A freshman at Western Kentucky University, Alex Maxwell is working at WKU PBS as part of the student production crew. Alex feels that SRL made his application stand out, giving him the opportunity to voice his concerns about current events… Read More

Evan Gulock

We caught up with our favorite YouTuber, Evan Gulock, this month. Evan graduated from Royal Oak High School in Royal Oak, Michigan in 2015 and is now wrapping up his sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago where he studies film and media communications. Evan came to the Student Academy in… Read More

Sophie Sabin

Even though Sophie is not technically an alumnus yet, it sometimes feels like Sophie has been a part of SRL since the beginning. That’s probably because she has been such an important part of the Labs ever since she was just a sixth-grader at Philips Academy Charter School in Newark. In… Read More

Lora Strum

After first getting to know her as a high school student at T.C. Williams in nearby Alexandria, we loved having Lora back for a few months last year when she was hired as a NewsHour Shares news assistant following her graduation from Temple University. Now we’re overjoyed to have her… Read More

2017 SRL Graduates

Every year, we say “goodbye for now” to the graduating members of our reporting labs. We’ll miss their great personalities and enthusiasm, but we know these young voices will continue to develop their skills and self-confidence in journalism or in any other field they decide to pursue. We reached out to several of our… Read More

Kennedy Huff

Left, SRL alum Kennedy Huff on assignment with Student Reporting Labs. Right, Huff on assignment for her campus’ news station. Kennedy Huff’s reports for SRL are original, insightful and exemplify the standards of journalism that all professionals aspire to. Not only is she an SRL Academy Fellow, but her … Read More

Nick Weiss

The summer before his freshman year of college at Penn State University, SRL  alumnus Nick Weiss interned at WITF in Lebanon, Pennsylvania where he produced a piece investigating opiate addiction in his hometown. At the time, it provided a window into what is now one of the largest epidemics facing our country. We… Read More