Student reporters explore changing narratives around stereotypes and misconceptions

For Immediate Release:

ARLINGTON, Va. – PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) launched a new series from its national network of teen reporters that explores how young people break down misconceptions and challenge stereotypes about who they are

40 Labs responded to the assignment and their videos will be released in the coming weeks. In January, NewsHour Weekend will air four montages featuring students’ work that speak to the topics teen reporters explored across our network.

Watch the published pieces here.

Featured Labs:

  • UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Frederick Douglass High School
  • CLARKSBURG, Md. — Hallie Wells Middle School
  • CLINTON TWP, Mich. — Frederick V. Pankow Center
  • ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Royal Oak High School
  • OMAHA, Neb. — Omaha North High Magnet School
  • ODESSA, Texas — Bowie Middle School
  • SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Communications Arts High School
  • HOUSTON, Texas — Jersey Village High School
  • AUSTIN, Texas — J.P. Navarro Early College High School 
  • STERLING, Va. — Dominion High School
  • PURCELLVILLE, Va. — Loudoun Valley High School
  • ALEXANDRIA, Va. — T.C. Williams High School
  • BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Jackson Creek Middle School
  • WATERVILLE, Maine — Mid Maine Technical Center
  • CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Cleveland Heights High School
  • WARREN, Ohio — Trumbull Career & Technical Center
  • CAMDEN, Del. — Caesar Rodney High School
  • SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Judge Memorial Catholic High School
  • GREENVILLE, S.C. — Legacy Early College
  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Etiwanda High School
  • COVINA, Calif. — Northview High School
  • OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland Military Institute
  • ONTARIO, Calif. — Ontario High School
  • STEVENSON RANCH, Calif. — West Ranch High School
  • SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Westview High School
  • BATON ROUGE, La. — University View Academy
  • APEX, N.C. — Middle Creek High School
  • PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Franklin Learning Center
  • PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — The U School
  • NITRO, W. Va. — Nitro High School
  • NORTH MIAMI, Fla. — Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School
  • MIAMI, Fla. — Christopher Columbus High School
  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Pine Crest School
  • CHICAGO, Ill. — Free Spirit Media
  • WAUWATOSA, Wis. Wauwatosa East High School

About Us:

Student Reporting Labs connect students with an innovative video journalism curriculum and a network of public broadcasting mentors to develop digital media, critical thinking and communication skills while producing original news reports from a youth perspective. Visit to learn more.

Support Provided By:

The MacArthur Foundation and The American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative, public media’s long-term commitment, made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to help young people succeed in school, career, and life.