Basin PBS Announces NewsHour Student Reporting Lab

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Alyson Trevino

Creative Director, Basin PBS




Student Reporting Labs builds the next generation of public media

Permian Basin, Texas  January 24, 2019 — Basin PBS is excited to announce the first PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab (SRL) for the Permian Basin. Student Reporting Labs are classrooms, after-school programs and clubs around the country producing original, inspiring reports about how national and global issues affect local communities.

Through the course of the 2018 Student Short Film Festival a partnership with Bowie Middle School in Odessa, Texas, emerged. Bowie students, through this partnership with Basin PBS will build the next generation of public media with a unique digital journalism curriculum. Basin PBS and Sylvia Gonzalez, who works at Bowie through Communities in Schools, will mentor the students and provide them the opportunity to tell important stories to our communities and the world.

The Student Reporting Lab creates a unique transformational education experience for these Bowie students in an after-school environment. Students will engage in a powerful form of civics through journalistic inquiry, media production and student-centered learning that build critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, news literacy and communication skills.

Through the program, students are given a voice and the opportunity to reach millions via the PBS NewsHour broadcast and digital platforms inspiring them to speak up and be part of the solution.

Keep an eye out on the Basin PBS Facebook page for information on these amazing kids and the projects they are working on. Basin PBS is proud of them and looks forward to an amazing year of working together. 

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Basin PBS is a community owned and operated 501(c)(3) non-profit service to the Permian Basin. Donations to Basin PBS are tax deductible and help promote life-long learning through local public television educational programs like WEST­ERN PERSPECTIVE and through outreach services to West Texas children and adults. Basin PBS is the only local source for trusted PBS programs such as MAS­TERPIECE, NOVA, CURIOUS GEORGE, GREAT PERFORMANCES, AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, CHARLIE ROSE and more.