Students at Richwood High School in West Virginia produced a video about how economic issues and the coal industry affected this year’s presidential election. In recent months, there have been job cutbacks at several coal-mining companies and many of the residents are angry with the EPA and President Obama’s alternative energy policies. The students explored unique angles of the story, including how policies affect families and expectations about the future of energy production in the Appalachian region.
Students at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School, a Reporting Labs site in Los Angeles, California, interview their peers for a PBS NewsHour project called “Listen to Me.”
Listen to Me is made up of short videos from around the country in which citizen reporters ask people in their community questions about their attitudes going into the 2012 Election. The goal of these videos is to give a wide range of Americans an opportunity to voice their concerns and create a culturally and geographically diverse tapestry of responses.diverse tapestry of responses.
As part of the Coping with Climate Change series, the PBS NewsHour looks at how cities like Chicago are dealing with rising temperatures: http://bit.ly/QQUaxh
The NewsHour team (Hari Sreenivasan and Saskia de Melker) were very excited about including Free Spirit Media, a Reporting Labs site in Chicago, in the reporting process.
FSM’s very own Janell Coleman is not only featured at the top of the piece, but she coordinated and assisted with her grandmother’s interview as well. (She is listed as a production assistant on the broadcast piece!)
In a project called “Listen to Me” the PBS NewsHour is collecting short videos from around the country in which citizen reporters ask people in their community questions about their attitudes going into the 2012 Election. The goal of these videos is to give a wide range of Americans an opportunity to voice their concerns and create a culturally and geographically diverse tapestry of responses.
Students at Richwood High School in West Virginia, a PBS Student Reporting Labs site, put together their own Listen to Me video, where they asked classmates to speak about what issues were most important to them in 2012 and their hopes for the future.
Hanging out with the Media Enterprise Alliance crew in Oakland, California. MEA provides high school students the opportunity to learn media arts while earning college credit. We’re proud to have this amazing organization on board as a Reporting Labs site.