PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs — Student Reporters


Student Reporting Labs (SRL) creates transformative educational experiences through video journalism that inspire youth to find their voice and engage with their communities. We envision building the next generation of informed media creators and consumers and believe that thoughtful, well-grounded local reporting and the interdisciplinary work of video production are powerful forms of learning and civic engagement. Over 150 schools across 46 states and the District of Columbia participate, reaching 3,000 students yearly. SRL lesson plans, assignment prompts and instruction tools facilitate project-based learning that builds critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills. Over the last decade, SRL has helped student journalists place dozens of news reports on the PBS NewsHour’s nightly broadcast and more on local media outlets. Visit studentreportinglabs.org to learn more.

SRL teaches young people how media and journalism shapes their lives, and in turn gives them a way to make sense of the world around them through storytelling. Creating more opportunities for student voice can inspire young people to become civically engaged and interested in the health and welfare of their local communities. That’s why we’re so excited to work with MediaWise and provide teens with relevant resources that will empower them now and in the future.” – Elis Estrada, Director, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs