Teens take STEM reporting to the airwaves

BY Rebecca Jacobson  February 28, 2014 at 3:57 PM EST

Teenagers in Oakland, Cali. are ready to go on the air with their STEM reporting. Youth Radio, a program underwritten by the National Science Foundation, is teaching high school students how to be in-depth reporters covering science and technology. Youth Radio mentors teach them the principles of investigative journalism and the tools of digital reporting. Their reports go beyond the radio waves as the students learn to develop mobile apps to deliver STEM reporting to the World Wide Web.

NewsHour’s Miles O’Brien has more in this Science Nation report.

For the record, the National Science Foundation is an underwriter of the PBS NewsHour.