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.
Adam Mendola began to dabble in media education as a sideline from a career in New York's television and film industry back in 2002, working with organizations such as the venerable Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV).
Little did he know that this innocent experimentation would be the gateway to a gradual but irrevocable transformation into Mr. Mendola, English teacher and founding director of BCAMTV, the video program at Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School.
Dozens of films and awards later, BCAMTV is thrilled to be partnering with Student Reporting Labs to push beyond its usual focus on narrative and creative shorts to make its mark in video journalism.