Lights, camera, compete! Student video tournament returns

Last year, the Student Reporting Labs program held its first media competition giving students an opportunity to submit fun videos to win some pretty cool prizes. This year, the tournament returns but with some changes. We've shifted the competition to two months and one round of video submissions. This year's challenge? To produce in 60 seconds or less, a video about the Student Reporting Labs program. Deadline is April 30. Read More

Citizens in the making: West Virginia teens report from capital

Students from Richwood High School in West Virginia interviewed policymakers about education funding and stereotypes portrayed on MTV's "Buckwild" reality show taped in their home state. Student Reporting Labs mentor Chuck Roberts, of West Virgina Public Broadcasting, was on hand to help them get the best video and audio. Suzanne Higgins, of WVPB, produced this behind-the-scenes video and talked to the teens about what they've learned from the Student Reporting Labs program. Read More

Students join conversation on politics, gun violence in schools

When breaking news is reported, stories often lack a youth voice or perspective. After the tragic shooting of 26 students and faculty at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Student Reporting Labs mobilized its youth journalists and asked them to interview their peers about the tragedy. Read More

Spotlight: Hopi High School

Earlier this year, PBS NewsHour Extra team members Imani Cheers and Thaisi Da Silva traveled to Hopi High School in Keams Canyon, Arizona. Hopi High is one of forty schools in the nation chosen for the Student Reporting Labs program. Read More

Educators unite for a day of collaboration and learning

Twenty two passionate teachers from across the nation joined the Student Reporting Labs team for an inspiring day of professional development workshops. These educators, who traveled from as far as Alaska, Florida and everywhere in between, came with one goal in mind: to learn new ways to engage and educate the next generation of journalists. A wrap-up of the day's events: Read More

Students show what they learned at SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST festival

Back by popular demand, Student Reporting Labs were featured in a second South by Southwest edu panel this year. Austin High School teacher Gil Garcia, students Samantha and Max, local PBS station mentor Lynn Boswell of KLRU and PBS NewsHour Managing Editor-Education Leah Clapman spoke about the program and answered questions from the audience. Read More