SRL Summer Academy comes back to Washington, DC!

May 31, 2024

Arlington, VA — 24 teen reporters from across the country will join PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) for its annual summer academy this June, hosted this year at our home station WETA, just outside of Washington D.C.

The SRL summer academy is an intensive week-long video journalism fellowship for high school students.  Working in teams with SRL youth media producers, fellows will produce original video news reports covering key local issues in the DMV, learning from professional producers and journalists along the way. The week will wrap with a screening of student work hosted at WETA/NewsHour headquarters.

Along with hands-on training, fellows get to know and learn from other students from a wide range of backgrounds with shared interests in reporting and production. The community formed during the academy is a strong foundation for lasting friendships and a space for students to have conversations about everything from camera tips and issues in their communities to the future of journalism.

Click here to meet each of the fellows.