SJHA Journalism Class Joins National PBS initiative to Build Next Generation of Journalists

San Fernando, CA (September 12, 2018) – Social Justice Humanitas Academy announced its participation in the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program for the 2nd year in a row, “Creating quality videos that empower student’s voices and showcase their perspectives enriches the entire community,” stated teacher and program sponsor Diane Wilson. “ And we are able, with the help of PBS, to have this opportunity to create timely videos to distribute to a national audience. Students will learn to write, film and produce news stories just like the professional journalists.”

Media Contact: Diane Wilson, Journalism Advisor: dwilson@sjhumanitas.org Luis Aguilar, Editor-in-Chief: laguilar@sjhumanitas.org

About Student Reporting Labs

Student Reporting Labs provides middle and high schools with a unique video journalism curriculum, teacher professional development, mentorship and relationships with local public media stations to produce original stories that explore how critical national issues impact communities around the country. Visit PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs on Facebook or follow us on Twitter . Major support is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting , American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen , the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award.

About PBS NewsHour

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