Apply now! Don’t miss the 2023 Student Academy in Boston!

By Ryan Mercado 

NOTE: The application for this year’s summer Academy is now closed.

Students from across the country will spend an all-expenses-paid week producing stories with the SRL team this summer — will you be one of them? PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs is excited to announce that the 2023 Student Academy is in collaboration with GBH on June 21-29 in Boston, Massachusetts

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to apply for a week of journalism training and hands-on story production. All costs are covered for accepted students. First, check out these guidelines and then APPLY HERE by March 12

SRL is partnering with the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College this year to provide students with a unique campus experience — from dorms to state-of-the-art equipment access. To get a taste of the student experience, watch this wrap video from last summer’s Academy in Phoenix.


  • Fully paid trip to Boston, MA., including travel, lodging and meals
  • Access to one of the top media colleges in the country
  • Unique experience that teaches vital video journalism, storytelling, production and communication skills
  • Connection to experienced and influential media professionals through one-on-one coaching
  • Access to a national community of like-minded peers
  • Screening event hosted at GBH celebrating the week’s student-produced stories

The 2023 Academy application is now CLOSED. Watch this wrap up video from the 2022 Academy in Phoenix.