PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs: Public Media’s Next Generation

Student Reporting Labs train the next generation of journalists to share important community stories with the world.

Learn more aboutĀ PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs here.


About the Labs

The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) initiative is building the next generation of public media with a unique digital journalism curriculum, local PBS station mentors and the opportunity to tell important community stories to the world.

The program creates transformational education experiences for middle and high school students in classrooms and after-school environments. Students engage in a powerful form of journalistic inquiry, media production and student-centered learning that builds critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, news literacy and communication skills.

By giving them a voice and the opportunity to reach millions of people via the PBS NewsHour broadcast and digital platforms, the program inspires youth to speak up and be part of the solution.

PBS SoCal and SRL

PBS SoCal serves as a connector between schools and the PBS NewsHour team. The station finds mentors for schools, gives studio tours, and creates opportunities for students to interact with their peers, PBS SoCal staff and other journalism professionals.

Students from Etiwanda High School shoot and edit on the road for a story about first-time voters on Election Day in 2018.
Students from Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, shoot and edit on the road for a story about first-time voters on Election Day in 2018. | PBS SoCal