Mass media like movies, books, TV shows, and songs have the power to inspire and entertain us. They can also show us new ways of thinking, help us explore our own identities, and showcase underrepresented perspectives.
SRL wants you to share a time when you “felt seen” by something in pop culture or in the media (a movie, book, TV show, song, podcast, comic book, etc.)
What did it do for you? How did you relate to it? Did it feel like it was an accurate depiction? Why was it so good?
Go HERE to complete the project.
Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. (ISTE)
Stereotypes and Misconceptions
Camera or Mobile Phone
No b-roll or editing is required.
Please use these questions as a guide, not a script. Pick the ones that speak to you and help you tell a story about you or your subject’s experience. Add your own questions and ask good follow up questions. Whether you’re answering the questions or interviewing someone else, please make sure the person on camera answers in full sentences and includes the question in their response. For example: “The first time I saw the movie____ it made me feel____. I related to it because___”
Pop culture and identity:
ON CAMERA IDENTIFICATION: For the record, please say and spell your full name (first and last) on camera. Also please describe how you want to be identified in this video. For example, “I’m an 11th grade student at Canyon High School in Santa Clarita, California” NOTE: STUDENT REPORTING LABS EDITORS NEED THIS INFORMATION AND WON’T BE ABLE TO PUBLISH YOUR VIDEO WITHOUT IT
Before uploading your video, watch it. For video diaries, is it clear or should you re-record?
EXAMPLE OF DESIRED COMPOSITION FOR RAPID RESPONSES:
Subject is looking at the camera, centered, from the chest up, normal headroom.
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This challenge does not have an active deadline to submit to PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. However, students are encouraged to publish their stories on their school/club/program website or through video/social platforms such as YouTube, Instagram or Twitter and tag Student Reporting Labs. Check with your teacher to find out instructions for class submissions.