Rancho Cucamonga students sharpen reporting skills at PBS Newshour’s SRL Academy

SRL Academy Students in DC

For budding reporters Riana Teran and Nick Hinojosa of PBS SoCal’s local Etiwanda High School reporting lab, a major highlight of their summer vacation was producing video segments with mentorship from the expert staff at PBS Newshour. As fellows at Newshour’s Student Reporting Labs Academy, Teran and Hinojosa joined 18 other students from 13 states at Newshour headquarters in Washington D.C. for a week of interviewing, filming, editing, and journalistic camaraderie. Check out their segments below.

The Quander Family
Hinojosa’s team’s piece focused on the Quander family, who descended from George Washington’s slaves.

Bringing Fresh Produce to DC’s Food Deserts
Tehran’s team produced a segment about the Arcadia Center’s Mobile Market, which brings fresh, affordable food to neighborhoods that often don’t have local access to healthy food.

For more about the SRL Academy experience and to learn more about the other fellows who participated, check out the recap video, blog, and Storify of students’ experience.

About Student Reporting Labs
The PBS NewsHour 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. PBS SoCal partners with PBS Newshour to continue mentorship throughout the year, and currently supports three labs at three school sites in the greater Los Angeles area: Etiwanda High School, Social Justice Humanitas Academy, and Daniel Pearl Magnet. Students and teachers from schools are connected with PBS SoCal-provided professional media mentor who guides the video report production process throughout the year. Check out some of the other awesome projects the labs created this year,like the discovery of a pygmy mammoth and Letters to the Next President.