PBS Student Reporting Labs

PBS Student Reporting Labs: ETV’s DSLR Workshop

By K. Cannon

Legacy Charter Students Using a DSLR

High school students bustled around their DSLR cameras, taking turns looking through the preview monitors and wondering out-loud questions like, “Why does it look so dark?” and “So, do I adjust the ISO or aperture first?” With hands-on experience, along with the suggestions of their peers (and the help of their instructors), these students were able to figure out the answers to these questions and discover the ins and outs of DSLR manual settings.

PBS Student Reporting Labs Recognized Nationally

By K. Cannon

#NewAmericans Series

To examine the experiences of immigrants in the U.S., Student Reporting Labs asked students to find stories in their own community that reflect the diversity that makes this country great. This created the #NewAmericans series, which focuses on the stories of immigration, identity and community through the eyes of teenagers.

PBS Student Reporting Labs: FROM CUBA TO AMERICA, WITH LOVE

By K. Cannon

FROM CUBA TO AMERICA, WITH LOVE

To examine the experiences of immigrants in the U.S., Student Reporting Labs asked students to find stories in their own community that reflect the diversity that makes this country great. In the #NewAmerican series, Karol Rodriguez found his place after coming to the U.S. from Cuba, thanks in part to the mentorship of someone who had done the same.  

Student Reporting Labs: A Trip to Charlotte, NC

By K. Cannon

Photo of Forestview High School Student Reporting Lab in Charlotte, NC.

America is “the land of the free.” But, what does “free” actually mean? For people who have only lived in America, it may be hard to grasp what freedom is because they have never experienced the alternative. To truly understand ‘freedom’, perspective needs to come from someone who has immigrated to America from a country that may not be so free.

Student Reporting Labs: A Trip to Congaree National Park

By K. Cannon

Photo taken on November 1st at Congaree National Park.

On the first day of November in Hopkins, South Carolina, eleven students walked the trails of Congaree National Park. Mosquitos crawled all over their hair and bodies; they swatted at them with every step they took. Despite these conditions, and the daunting certainty that they'd be itching from the bites for several weeks to follow, the students interviewed a park ranger outside. The natural lighting was too good to pass up.

Fort Mill High School Student Featured on a National TV Series

By T. Safdi

Football

Since seventh grade, Lexi Dressing has been tackling gender stereotypes as the only girl on her school football team. Now a junior, Lexi is the kicker for Nation Ford High School’s varsity team.

Lexi’s story was featured on the PBS series, Outside the Box. PBS Student Reporting Labs across the country were challenged to profile young people breaking down stereotypes. The story was produced by Sydney Miller, a junior at Fort Mill High School in Fort Mill.

PBS Newshour and Fort Mill High School

By T. Safdi

High School

Fort Mill High School's television production class has something new to add to there resume. The students have been participating in a program called Student Reporting Labs where they get the opportunity to work on a national level and showcase there work through PBS Newshour.