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SRL Remembers Jim Lehrer

Today, Student Reporting Labs (SRL) fondly remembers the PBS NewsHour’s legendary long-time anchor and co-founder, Jim Lehrer, who was an ardent supporter of the Student Reporting Labs. He passed away today at the age of 85. “Jim Lehrer will always be a guiding star for the… Read More

SRL’s Homegrown Fellowship Announces 2020 Class

ARLINGTON, Va.––Eight students across the D.C. and Virginia area convened for the 2020 class of PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs’s Homegrown fellowship. Entering its third year, the fellowship serves to elevate and support the next generation of video journalists in the national capital region. Over four… Read More

Gen Z front and center at #DemDebate hosted by NewsHour and POLITICO

Nearly 100 high school students from the Los Angeles-area gathered at Loyola Marymount University to watch the sixth Democratic primary debate co-hosted by the PBS NewsHour and POLITICO. Blocks away from the debate hall at LMU’s St. Robert’s Auditorium, teens on different sides of the political spectrum reacted in real-time… Read More

How YOU can participate in SRL’s first-ever Youth Debate Watch Party

We’re gearing up for our first-ever Youth Media Watch Party for the Democratic debate hosted by PBS NewsHour and POLITICO in Los Angeles, California. On Thursday, December 19, we will be streaming the debate LIVE on our website, along with a post-debate panel discussion with young voters moderated by Univision’s… Read More

Remembering Gwen: Letters by Gwen Ifill fellows

When Gwen Ifill was named the co-anchor of the PBS NewsHour in 2013, she said she hoped little girls would watch her and think it “perfectly normal” to occupy an anchor’s desk someday. Her death in 2016 was a shock in so many ways, but the loss was felt acutely… Read More

Why on-screen representation matters, according to these teens

Why does representation in pop culture matter? For some young students, portrayals of minorities in the media not only affect how others see them, but it affects how they see themselves. “I do think it’s powerful for people of a minority race to be represented in pop culture to… Read More