Students Explore W.Va. Economy Through PBS Reporting Project

Mar 25, 2019

On this West Virginia Morning, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs began a series this year called Opportunity in America from its national network of teen reporters. It examines the tough choices young people face these days.

A team from Morgantown High School led by senior Alia King and teacher Tiphani Davis worked with SRL producers to investigate how young people are searching for economic mobility. We hear the story the team of students produced, which aired on West Virginia Public Broadcasting television stations last week.

Also on today's show, West Virginia Public Broadcasting news director Jesse Wright talked with Morgantown Davis and King about the story and their experience working with a national news outlet. We hear part of that conversation.

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