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Published on September 26th, 2012 | by AZHG

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PBS Selects Hopi Highschool for News Videos

PBS selected the Hopi High School as one of 37 schools in the nation to serve as a Student Lab Reporting Site for PBS. This means that PBS will provide the school with funding for equipment and provide some mentoring for the students. Three PBS officials led a two day video workshop at Hopi High School giving students pointers on news videotaping and editing. In exchange, they expect the students to send them news videos which they may use on either their website or the PBS News Hour. Stan Bindell, Navajo Hopi Observer, Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Student Reporting Labs is an experiment that connects high school students to local PBS stations and news professionals in their community. Thai DaSilva, program coordinator for the Student Lab Reporting Site program at PBS commented “I thought they were really bright and really excited with the opportunity to tell their own stories,” she said. “I expect the students to produce some really unique stories.”

DaSilva said this program will teach the students “real world journalism skills” such as how to conduct an interview, how to setup a shot and how to edit a video.

Congratulations to Hopi High School!

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