Special Unit: Making Sense of Coronavirus Through Storytelling and Media Making

With many schools closing and teaching moving online, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs has created a special unit that covers the basics of local community journalism, storytelling, scripting and video editing. These are tough times for everyone, and your stories will add a uniquely critical perspective to coronavirus coverage.

This resource packet is broken up into different pathways that lead you through the steps necessary to tell stories about the coronavirus’ impact on you, your family and community. The different options were created to accommodate different levels of difficulty, time-considerations, interest and available resources. Educators can create their own deadlines and timelines.