Why am I seeing this? How SRL tackled #MediaLitWk

The fifth annual U.S. Media Literacy Week kicked off on October 21, 2019 and we celebrated the entire week with tips, tricks, and tools for students and educators. SRL partnered with NAMLE for a media literacy-packed event in Detroit, featuring an SRL student panel moderated by Emmy… Read More

Celebrating 10 years of Student Reporting Labs!

In 2009, Managing Editor of Education, Leah Clapman founded PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs as a way to educate and engage young people in the news and public media. Over the last ten years, SRL has grown from an initial six schools and six partner stations to more… Read More

SRL teams up with Snapchat and MediaWise

Earlier this year,  a news article from the Atlantic revealed that Instagram is the “Internet’s new home for hate.” Viral conspiracy theories, hoaxes, and misinformation are thriving on one of the most popular platforms for teens. So how can student reporters help other… Read More

Founder’s Note: Student Reporting Labs at 10

By SRL Founder, Leah Clapman September 2019 “How can we get more teenagers to care about the news?” That’s the question that led to a sketch on a cocktail napkin connecting students to local public media stations, to the PBS NewsHour.  Growing up, we tuned… Read More

Young people are changing the conversation around climate change

Young people around the world are participating in the #ClimateStrike ahead of the United Nations climate summit in New York. In the past year, youth movements have made global headlines and gotten the attention of political leaders. PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs turned to its national network of teen journalists… Read More

SRL Connected Educator of the Month | August 2019

Sarah Oberholtzer is Free Spirit Media’s Program Coordinator for the FSM News South after-school program at Gary Comer Youth Center on the south side of Chicago. While studying Radio, Television & Film at Northwestern University, Sarah began leading programs for youth interested in digital media and social justice. Free Spirit… Read More

Station Spotlight | WHYY

WHYY has been a big part of SRL due, in part, to its great relationship with one of its education producers Lisa Wilk, who has been an instrumental part of making SRL a success in Philadelphia. Wilk has helped various students produce pieces about women entrepreneurs and artists to stories… Read More