PBS supports US student reports on immigration news – kids had to learn voicemail since all they do is text!
December 31, 2010 § 2 Comments
PBS NewsHour recently began Student Reporting Labs, a program allowing high school students to create their own radio broadcasts which air on partnering stations. The program allows students to work with each other and professional journalists, who serve as mentors, to produce programs focused on current national issues, including the Supreme Court and immigration. Leah Clapman, managing editor of education at PBS NewsHour, said the program encourages students to focus on larger national issues because it gives them the opportunity to think deeper and do research into how these big issues fit into their own communities. Students also learn valuable communication skills through the program, which includes lessons from the Media Education Lab at Temple University in Philadelphia. Clapman said while the program did not foresee this particular skill, leaving messages by phone was something many students did not know how to do anymore, because of the popularity of text messaging. (daily me)