SXSW Interactive 2016

Meet the Next Generation of Public Media Producers


If you were given the opportunity to produce news for the PBS NewsHour as a teenager, what stories would you tell? How would your videos be different from news produced by adults? This session is an informal conversation about the future of public media and news between NewsHour senior correspondent William Brangham and high school students from Student Reporting Labs, a video journalism program in 100 schools around the country. These young producers will explore the intersections of learning, activism, filmmaking, journalism, creativity and current events.

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  1. What kinds of news do young people want?
  2. In an age when anyone can make videos with their phone, what value do journalism training and quality standards carry?
  3. How does a school video journalism program change the community and the students who participate?



Leah Clapman, Managing Editor, PBS Newshour

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