David Morrill of Portland, Oregon, was involved in conspiracy theory communities online until a mental health crisis forced him to confront his beliefs. He talked with his father about how he found his way back to reality. Their conversation is part of our Student Reporting Labs series on misinformation, “Moments of Truth.”
And the “NewsHour”‘s own nationwide network of student journalists has also been tackling the issue of teen mental health as part of their award-winning podcast “On Our Minds.”
Mattoon High School Student, Aydin Tariq was recently selected to serve on the first-ever PBS Student Reporting Labs Advisory Team.
He was chosen as one of just 19 students from around the nation and will serve as a Student Advisor and Youth Reporter. As a team member, Tariq will have the opportunity to meet virtually with the other students from across the country throughout the rest of the 2022-23 year.
The UA launched a new production studio on campus called the Digital Futures Bilingual Studio, at 811 N. Euclid Ave., a space that used to serve as the UA’s Visitor Center. The studio is open to students who want to grow their skills in video and audio production, offering a variety of equipment, green screen video and podcast rooms.
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From Newshour’s Student Reporting Labs comes one of the best podcasts about mental health. Two teen reporters guide listeners through various topics related to youth mental health. Each conversation, as potentially difficult or sensitive as it may be, is made accessible and relatable. This podcast is great for young people, parents, and caregivers alike.