SRL’s Partner Station Spotlights

The Student Reporting Labs program has the pleasure of collaborating with dozens of PBS stations around the country. Each station provides the mentorship and support students need in order to become the next generation of public media journalists.

Each month we commend our public media stations by selecting a Student Reporting Labs Partner Station of the Month that demonstrates passion and a commitment to education.

Station Spotlight | South Florida PBS: Bringing Youth Voice Front and Center

March 2018

South Florida PBS is bringing youth voice front and center at its station by integrating student voice and youth perspectives into their regular programming.

Station Spotlight | WPT: Creating powerful moments in the classroom

February 2018

With six Student Reporting Labs throughout the state, our partners at Wisconsin Public Television are driven by a youth media model that emphasizes media literacy and media making.

Station Spotlight | WPT and KQED share success stories

January 2018

Alyssa Tsagong, Director of Education at WPT and Robin Mencher, Executive Director of Education at KQED, participated on a panel with SRL at NETA  in DC.

Station Spotlight | Mentors Make a Difference

December 2017

SRL mentors provide a critical service to our program, linking students to their local public media station and peeling the curtain behind the professional world of journalism and media making.

KQED | SRL Station Success

November 2017

SRL’s partnership with KQED has yielded incredible experiences for SRL students that are rooted in using the station’s wide-reaching platforms to create unique opportunities for student voice.

WTCI Tennessee Valley | SRL Station Success

October 2017

SRL Connected Educator Gina Gray reached out to WTCI Chattanooga at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, on a mission to provide her students with real mentorship opportunities.

WTVI/PBS Charlotte | SRL Station Success

September 2017

SRL is partnering with WTVI PBS Charlotte for the first time this year to support three new dynamic Labs in North Carolina. We checked in with Amy Burkett, PBS Charlotte’s General Manager, to ask her what SRL means to her station and community. Read.

Iowa Public Television | SRL Station Success

August 2017

We caught up with Mecka Wallace-Spurgin of Iowa Public Television this month to ask her how IPTV’s involvement with SRL is helping the station fulfill its educational mission. Read her full response.

WNET/NJTV | SRL Partner Station of the Month

June 2017

We caught up with Carole Wacey of WNET this month to ask her how WNET and NJTV’s involvement with SRL has helped the station fulfill its educational mission. Read about it here.

Kentucky Educational Television | SRL Partner Station of the Month

May 2017

This school year, KET helped our Kentucky schools on a variety of projects, including a STEM story about bats and an excellent New Americans submission about a conversation club in Louisville. Find out more about the partnership here.

WPBT2 South Florida PBS | SRL Partner Station of the Month

April 2017

In a very short amount of time, WPBT2 has become one of our strongest station partnerships. Read more about how they came to be an SRL partner here.

Wisconsin Public Television | SRL Partner Station of the Month

March 2017

WPT invited SRL teachers to the inaugural Wisconsin Public Television Education Innovation Summit in March to share the learning opportunities available through SRL. Learn how WPT Education Specialist John Dollar and Education Director Alyssa Tsagong see the program helping the station’s work here.

Nine Network Public Media | SRL Partner Station of the Month

February 2017

As our liaison to St. Louis’ public media station, Nine Network Public Media, Lindsey Forsythe has created a dream partnership by bringing two new schools to the program and being a fantastic communicator. Read more about her SRL experience here.

WITF | SRL Partner Station of the Month

December 2016

As an SRL mentor, Tim Lambert of WITF aims to teach young reporters public media’s core values. Learn more about what he hopes to accomplish with SRL here.

Connecticut Public Media | SRL Partner Station of the Month

November 2016

Station mentors Paul Pfeffer and Tikeyah Whittle encourage their students to go above and beyond as journalists. Learn more here.

Arizona Public Media | SRL Partner Station of the Month

October 2016

AZPM serves as a mentor to Black River Falls High School in Wisconsin, Shenandoah High School in Iowa and recently Baboquivari High School, located within the borders of the Tohono O’odham Nation. AZPM Senior Editor Steven Bayless shares his thoughts on teaching the next generation of journalists here.

MontanaPBS | SRL Partner Station of the Month

June 2016

Anna Rau at MontanaPBS challenges her students to think critically about where the information they receive is coming from. Read why she thinks public media is so important in a time when you should question where you get your news here.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting | SRL Partner Station of the Month

May 2016

Our friends at West Virginia Public Broadcasting are terrific mentors to Richwood High School students, and it shows in how much these journalists have grown as storytellers. Read what Chuck Frostick has to say about partnerships with students here.

PBS SoCal | SRL Partner Station of the Month

April 2016

PBS SoCal provides invaluable support to Etiwanda and West Ranch High School. Mentor Christine Zirneklis discusses the possibilities for SRL’s future. Learn what she has to say here.

WFYI Public Media | SRL Partner Station of the Month

March 2016

WFYI has been serving the Indianapolis community for over forty years. This month, WFYI President & CEO Lloyd Wright and TV Producer Aric Hartvig explain why public media is different and necessary. Read their responses here.

South Carolina ETV | SRL Partner Station of the Month

January 2016

Cheers to South Carolina ETV, a public broadcasting network that has been educating and connecting its community for years. To learn why mentors John Bullington and Yolian Ortiz, along with ETV CEO Linda O’Bryon, think it’s important for public media stations to work with youth, click here.

CET | SRL Partner Station of the Month

December 2015

Congratulations to CET, a leading provider of education and enrichment in classrooms and living rooms throughout Greater Cincinnati. To check out what Jason Dennison, Manager of Learning Services, had to say about the importance of student voices in the news, click here.

NJTV & WNET | SRL Partner Station of the Month

November 2015

A round of applause for both New Jersey Public Television and WNET. Learn what Vice President of Education Carole Wacey and Emmy-nominated correspondent Lauren Wanko had to say about the recognition here.

KLRU | SRL Partner Station of the Month

October 2015

KLRU is October’s Connected Educator of the Month, y’all. Since the Student Reporting Labs launched, this Texas station has been an invaluable partner. To find out General Manager Bill Stotesbery’s reaction to being SRL Partner Station of the Month, click here.

DPTV | SRL Partner Station of the Month

September 2015

September’s station of the month is Detroit Public Television. We caught up with Georgeann Herbert, DPTV’s Senior Vice President of Strategy and Community Engagement, to find out why she loves public media. To find out her answer, click here.