The Student Reporting Labs program launched its inaugural Best of SRL 2013 competition to honor the strongest entries for its three main video categories: Constitution, Dropout/Education and Science.
The winners in the Constitution category (Two-way tie):
The students of Fort Mill High School for their entry: "In South Carolina, Students Seek Balance Between Gun Traditions and Safety"
The students of Sentinel High School for their entry: "Challenging Their Superintendent’s Raise is a Student Matter, Say Montana Teens"
The winner in the Education/Dropout category:
The students of Austin High School for their entry: "Debate Over School Choice Divides Texans"
The winner in the Science category:
The students of Media Enterprise Alliance for their entry: "The Wake Up Call: Oakland Youth Urge Citizens to Deal with Climate Change"
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the competition.
Students participating in the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program with Detroit Public TV met for a celebratory event at our Midtown Studio at Wayne State University.
The event kicked off with students arriving at the Midtown Studio for a taping of DPTV’s longest running show, American Black Journal followed by a Q&A with the show host Stephen Henderson, producer Daphne Hughes and crew.
Students enjoyed a tour of DPTV’s high definition mobile production truck before everyone settled back into their seats to view the reports the students worked hard to produce. Lastly, FRONTLINE’s “Middle School Moment” video was discussed along with the challenges that youth face regarding succeeding in school.
Students came from Fraser High School, Golightly Career and Technical School and the Youth Neighborhood News Logan Network program.
— Javan’s response to a potential interview with Governor Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut. Javan is a student at America’s Choice at SAND School in Hartford.