Christian Guzman Selected as 2016 PBS SRL Fellow

Christian Guzman Selected as 2016 PBS SRL Fellow
Christian Guzman
BY THAISI DA SILVA  March 1, 2016 at 8:00 AM EDT

Produced by Jordan Vesey

 

This summer, 20 talented young storytellers from 11 states will gather in the nation’s capital to help build the future of public media.

The middle and high school fellows are participants in the annual Student Reporting Labs Academy in Washington, D.C. They’ll work alongside public media mentors to produce original digital content and sharpen their journalism and production skills. They will also help program leaders develop strategies to engage young people with the news and current affairs and ensure that diverse youth voices are active in the conversations about critical issues facing the nation.

During the 2015-2016 school year, these young journalists have reported on how their peers view racial tensions in their own communities and how young people are breaking down gender stereotypes, contributing to the NewsHour’s broadcast and digital platforms.

Christian Guzman, a senior, from South Mountain High School is excited to be taking part in the program. You can read more about him here http://srlacademy2016.tumblr.com