About the Reporting Labs
PBS NewsHour Extra Student Reporting Labs are classrooms, after-school programs and clubs around the country producing original, inspiring reports about how national and global issues affect local communities.
Recognizing that informed and engaged young people are critical for a healthy democracy, the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab connects high school students to local PBS stations and news professionals in their community to produce original, student-generated news video reports.The young people who participate in the project learn how to report, problem-solve, synthesize information and investigate important topics: journalism as a form of learning.
The project also includes a news literacy/digital media curriculum and online collaborative space designed to transform their understanding of news, build a foundation of civic engagement and spark a life-long interest in current events.
The following is a video message from NewsHour correspondents to participants in the Reporting Labs project.
The stations participating in this project include:
CPTV in Connecticut
ETV in South Carolina
KQED in Northern California
PBS SoCal in Southern California
TPT in Saint Paul, Minnesota
WEDU in Florida
WFYI in Indiana
WHRO in Norfolk, VA
WNET in New York
If you are interested in supporting the Labs, please contact Leah Clapman.
Below, students, teachers and mentors who have participated in the program reflect on the experience.