LSU Laboratory School students are receiving the opportunity to create news reports through the school’s participation in the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program.

PBS NewsHour sponsors the national journalism initiative in collaboration with Louisiana Public Broadcasting. The program connects middle and high school students with public media stations to produce original, youth-focused news reports, a news release said.

Program leaders and Louisiana Public Broadcasting production staff will coordinate with LSU Laboratory School multimedia instructor Jennifer Bevill to develop curriculum with a focus on involving students in news and public affairs and helping them make their voices heard.

“My students and I are very excited to be a part of the SRL program. The curriculum facilitates meaningful engagement in technology and real world issues and will provide another platform for our students to be empowered participants in our community,” Bevill said.