NewsHour gets CPB grant for Student Reporting Lab

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CPB has given the PBS NewsHour a $300,000 grant for a Student Reporting Lab project in six schools nationwide, reports Television Broadcast. From last month through January 2011, NewsHour journalists are providing footage, sources and mentors to the students, who will report on three topics. Their work will run on the NewsHour website and YouTube. A statement from NewsHour said the project will “examine how broadband connectivity, open-source platforms, and public media can help to produce an informed and engaged public.”