Mike Fritz is a video journalist and producer for the PBS NewsHour.
Michael’s Recent Stories
Nation Mar 17Photo essay: Life inside a juvenile detention center for girls
For the past eight years, photographer Richard Ross has been documenting juvenile detention centers across the country. He has visited more than 200 facilities in 34 states and been given rare access to interview and photograph more than 1,000…
Science Feb 11The Internet’s hidden science factory
Sarah Marshall has completed roughly 20,000 academic surveys. Clay Hamilton has finished about 40,000. Marshall and Hamilton are part of a small but highly-active community of paid online study participants who generate data at break-neck speed to fuel modern scientific…
Education Jan 20The reality of life and death intersect for students at two Oakland schools
Sometimes, the realities of life and death intersect at Life Academy, a health sciences-focused public school in Oakland, California.
Nation Nov 13In rural Alaska, embracing native culture during and after the school bell
Sassa Williams, 18, and her siblings, triplets Theresa, Chris and Grant, 14, work on their homework after school at their home in Dillinhgam, Alaska. But there comes a time when the phone rings, and everyone, including mom Kim, who has…
Nation Oct 14Numbers on homeless students likely too low
Rashema Melson lived for most of the last three years in a Washington D.C. shelter – known as DC General – before graduating as valedictorian from Anacostia High School in June. As the nation struggles to address an upsurge…
Oct 09‘Homeless Valedictorian’ Makes Transition to Georgetown
Nation Aug 20Ferguson residents speak to town’s tragedy
Amid protest and tension over the killing of Michael Brown, the residents of Ferguson, Missouri, are contemplating what the events in their community mean for them and the whole country. Hari Sreenivasan offers an array of voices from Ferguson.
Nation Aug 20People in Ferguson talk about Michael Brown’s shooting and the aftermath
Beyond the gas masks, violence and clashes with police, there are the concerned members of the Ferguson community who want to be heard.
Education Aug 08When Mississippi schools wouldn’t integrate, Freedom Schools opened doors
In the summer of 1964, hundreds of out-of-state volunteers joined local activists in Mississippi to increase voter registration among disenfranchised African Americans in the state. Many of the volunteers worked in the dozens of newly created Freedom Schools. Herbert Randall,…
Aug 0750 years on, Freedom Schools still teaching most vulnerable