The month of May is dedicated to both Asian American Pacific Islander heritage and mental health awareness. The youth mental health podcast “On Our Minds,” which is part of Student Reporting Labs network, takes a look at the toll Asian American stereotypes take on teen mental health and well being. Podcast host Faiza Ashar delves into the topic with student filmmaker Mabelen Bonifacio.
Variety: Podcast News Roundup
PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs (SRL) on May 4 premiered Season 2 of youth mental-health podcast “On Our Minds,” hosted by 17-year-old high school junior Matt Suescun of Wyckoff, N.J., and 16-year-old high school junior Faiza Ashar of Baltimore. Available on all major audio platforms, the podcast is produced in partnership with WETA’s Well Beings, a multiyear mental health public awareness campaign that works with local PBS stations across the country to deliver local programming. The podcast will comprise 15 episodes released twice weekly through the end of June.
How diversity in media and entertainment affects young people
Our Student Reporting Labs program, which leads journalism training in middle and high schools around the United States, asked teenagers why representation in pop culture matters to them.
Talent Middle School journalism duo points the camera inward, covers Almeda fire
Franklin Ramirez and Aaron Chavez have been best friends since they were in diapers. Now they are learning to become student journalists and like most great duos, they know each other’s strengths and weaknesses.