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DeSoto County teen featured on PBS NewsHour

Eighteen year-old Makenna Mead was recently able to pursue her love of interviewing when she was featured on PBS NewsHour’s student media initiative, Student Reporting Labs.

DeSoto Times-Tribune

Youth Mental Health On Our Minds

We’ve talked about youth mental health, but it’s time for us to hear from the youth themselves. On this episode, high school students and hosts of the On Our Minds podcast, Matt Suescun and Faiza Ashar share some of the major mental health challenges youth face, their experience hosting a podcast about teen mental health, and ideas for how we can improve youth mental health programs. The first step: include them.

American Psychiatric Association Foundation

Mother has moment of truth that leads to her rejecting conspiracy theories she believed

Like millions of Americans, Karen Robertson of Iuka, Mississippi believed in conspiracy theories. But one day she had an experience that convinced her to challenge her beliefs. She spoke about that moment with student reporter Makenna Mead of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Youth Media Project. Their conversation is part of our Student Reporting Labs series on misinformation, “Moments of Truth.”

PBS NewsHour

Mother and child sit down for candid conversation about vaccine hesitancy

At a time when misinformation is rampant, the NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs is producing a series of conversations called “Moments of Truth” that explore why people believe false information and what causes them to change their minds. This is a story about a mother who hesitated to give her child a common childhood vaccine that fights against measles, mumps and rubella.

PBS NewsHour