SRL wins Telly Gold for Moments of Truth series
Arlington, VA – May 23, 2023
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Moments of Truth series was named the Gold Telly Winner in Online – Series: Video Journalism in the 44th Annual Telly Awards, which honor excellence in video across all screens.
Moments of Truth is a digital series exploring misinformation and showcasing intergenerational conversations about facts, information, and truth. It explores the ways young people are grappling with online misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories, cyberbullying and hate speech, and how communities can come together to support truth, quality news and information, and healthier online discourse. Moments of Truth was made possible with support from the Google News Initiative.
SRL also won silver and bronze Telly awards for its We the Young People: Moments of Truth 2022 midterm elections special.
“As the media and information landscapes become more and more complex, engaging with student journalists opens opportunities for news organizations to share the purpose and craft of reporting,” said Leah Clapman, Executive Director of Student Reporting Labs. ”These pieces were filmed with student cam-ops who get real-world experiences high-quality storytelling and public service. We’re so proud of the entire team that worked together to produce these compelling stories.”
Today’s Telly winners announcement caps a year-long celebration of creators and talent who stand out during a time when the ubiquity of screens brings more clutter than quality into our lives.
“The caliber of the work this season coming from creators such as PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs truly has reflected the theme of breaking out and standing out,” said Tellys Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “Our industry is experimenting with new technologies like never before, crafting truly compelling stories to draw attention to some of the world’s most pressing issues, and companies big and small are turning to more sustainable practices to break the cycle of past production processes.”
Please contact Christine Zirneklis, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs for inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Student Reporting Labs
Student Reporting Labs (SRL) is a national youth journalism program and public media initiative that trains teenagers across the country to produce stories that highlight the achievements, challenges, and reality of today’s youth.
About Moments of Truth
Moments of Truth is a digital series exploring misinformation and showcasing intergenerational conversations about facts, information, and truth. Moments of Truth: Season 1 explores the ways young people are grappling with online misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories, cyberbullying and hate speech, and how communities can come together to support truth, quality news and information, and healthier online discourse.
About Google News Lab
The Google News Lab is a team within the Google News Initiative whose mission is to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to drive innovation in news. Offering partnerships and training in over 50 countries, the News Lab brings the best of Google technology to tackle important challenges in journalism today. To learn more visit https://newsinitiative.withgoogle.com/google-news-lab.
About We the Young People
Hosted by SRL teen reporters Tiffany Rodriguez of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Berto Suarez of Rockville, Maryland, “We the Young People: Moments of Truth” showcased the issues that matter to young people, debuted voting explainers, covered the campaign to expand the voting age to 16 and uncovered misinformation.
About The Telly Awards
The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include Green The Bid, SeriesFest, Video Consortium, Ghetto Film School, We Are Parable, Future of Film, NAB, Stash, NYWIFT, Production Hub with support from The Commercial Director’s Diversity Program.