Mike Conrad, teacher, Michigan
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PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs
The world needs journalists who seek the truth, now more than ever
The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs 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 build 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.
- Next generation of public media storytellers > future journalists
- Grow public broadcasting system capacity for youth engagement and community journalism > expand and diversify the audience
- Engage young people with the news > civic mission
- New education experience: project-based, real world, connected to community issues, job skills, 21st century skills, STEM inquiry-based learning > energize teaching and rethink learning opportunities
Students discover their voice, have the opportunity to reach millions of people and learn valuable skills via PBS NewsHour broadcast and digital platforms through a community-infused curriculum.Impact
This programme engages young people with the news on a civic mission, creating a new education experience: project-based, real world, connected to community issues, job skills, 21st century skills, STEM inquiry-based learning to energize teaching and rethink learning opportunities. This programme also grows a public broadcasting system capacity for youth engagement and community journalism, which expands and diversifies the audience.Scalability
Currently being used in 130 schools, will grow to 160 next year with a toolkit to share the innovation for anyone around the world to do PBS.