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Project-Based Media Literacy With Student Reporting Labs

Eighty percent of middle schoolers can’t tell the difference between sponsored content and objective journalism, according to a recent Stanford University study on youth media literacy. In light of the ongoing conversation about the impact of misinformation and propaganda in our politics, teachers in Wisconsin and around the nation face steep challenges and high stakes as they work to help students think critically about the media they consume.

Luckily, PBS NewsHour offers the Student Reporting Labs (SRL) initiative— a framework of curricula, project ideas and mentoring relationships with local PBS stations that puts students behind the camera to get them thinking – and working – like professional journalists. SRL students learn about sourcing, bias, fact-checking, and the nuts-and-bolts of videography and editing. And they do it all as creators rather than consumers. Continue reading Project-Based Media Literacy With Student Reporting Labs

WPT Behind the Scenes – PBS NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown

Watch the PBS NewsHour at 6 p.m. weeknights on WPT or anytime at pbs.org/newshour.

During his recent Wisconsin visit, PBS NewsHour senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown offered insight into recent changes at the nightly news program, his outlook on journalism’s future and his devotion to arts coverage online and on-air. Watch the exclusive WPT interview below.