The Missing Link: Filling Critical Info Gaps with Student Journalists

  • Tuesday, Oct 13 – 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM ET (18:45 – 19:30 UTC)
  • Not available virtually
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Hear from the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs about how connecting middle and high school student journalists to local news ecosystems can help ameliorate news deserts, build trust and pathways for innovative and authentic local journalism and help students develop 21st century skills.

This session is designed for:

  • Rural and regional outlets looking to build connections with the next generation
  • Newsroom leaders who value innovative, out of the box solutions
  • Anyone interested in rethinking the future of local news


Kate Nakamura
Student, Student

Edward Smith
Student, Pleasure Ridge Park High School

Corie McCowin
Student, Student

Mary Anne Andrei
Senior Producer, NET Nebraska's NPR and PBS station
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Elis Estrada
Senior Director, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs