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.
Because informed and engaged young people are critical for a healthy democracy, the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program 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
KCPT in Kansas City, MO
KCTS in Seattle, Washington
KQED in Northern California
KTOO in Alaska
PBS SoCal in Southern California
Prairie Public Broadcasting in North Dakota
TPT in Saint Paul, Minnesota
WAMU in Washington, DC
WCET in Cincinnati, OH
WEDU in Florida
WETA in Arlington, VA
WFYI in Indiana
WHRO in Norfolk, VA
WLIW in New York
WNET in New York
WTTW in Chicago
Watch students, teachers and mentors talk about how Student Reporting Labs is making a difference in lives and communities.
If you are interested in supporting the Labs, please contact Leah Clapman.