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Dec 01, 2017 2017-12-01

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Curriculum Building Intellectual Curiosity

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 school and high school students in classrooms and afterschool environments. Students engage in journalistic inquiry, media production, and student-centered learning that build critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, news literacy, and communication skills. In the past two years, students have tackled such critical topics as breaking the bounds of disabilities; immigration, migration, and identity; young people challenging gender stereotypes; changing concept of school safety; and concussion awareness in youth sports programs. The SRL website presents a news literacy/digital media curriculum focused on storytelling and citizenship; a mentoring model that matches youth with media professionals; and job-ready digital credentials for college applications, résumés, and social media.

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