The New Safe: stories from the frontlines of school safety

What does it mean to feel safe and be safe at school? This month marks the anniversaries of the shootings at Columbine and Virginia Tech. And while the continuous news cycle can make school shootings seem like an epidemic, below the surface, school communities are changing and rethinking ways to protect students. PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs and the Student Television Network asked scholastic broadcast journalism programs across the United States to tell their own stories. Read More

North Dakota Reporting Lab featured on local CBS news

The students in chemistry teacher Renee Aalund's media class have traded Bunsen burners for cameras and beakers for lav mics. As the only school in North Dakota to participate in the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program, Turtle Mountain Community High School and its intrepid team of youth journalists have discovered a new way to tell the stories of their reservation town. Melinda Bolton from KXNews has the full story in this week's Eye on Education. Read More

Live from New York: It’s SRL on American Graduate Day

What would you do if you were selected to be a youth correspondent during one of public media’s most important days of programming? The students of Philip’s Academy Charter School and Montclair Kimberley Academy in Newark, New Jersey, rose to that challenge, joining their Student Reporting Labs mentor Lauren Wanko of NJTV on… Read More

Giving back: stories of youth who are making a difference

Illustration by Ruth Tam Giving back to your community is on most people’s to-do list, but takes time and commitment. For the holiday season, the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program asked our teen producers to find and tell stories of young people making a difference in their communities. Read More

Winners of SRL/STN Documentary Competition Announced

In conjunction with the Student Television Network, the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program launched a national competition to identify collaborators to produce a documentary project. One school from each of the seven STN regions in the United States will work on a joint 30-minute documentary project during the school year. The topic of this year’s collaborative documentary is: school safety. Stories will show safety concerns are being addressed in different communities. Read More

Political advertisers take notice: Millennials are not impressed

Younger voters made a big difference for President Obama twice, but their numbers drop in midterm elections. Political editor Lisa Desjardins asks participants of NewsHour's Student Reporting Labs in Kentucky, Michigan and Colorado to watch and react to this year's political ads and explain what motivates them politically. Read More