Judge Memorial Catholic High School senior Alex Maxwell and faculty member Chris Sloan will be guests on Utah Conversations with Ted Capener airing Sunday, October 11, 2015, at 5:30P on KUED Channel 7. In addition to discussing Alex's summer experience, the conversation also included the topic of journalism's present and future.
Alex was one of 18 students nationwide selected to be part of the PBS NewsHour internship program, a project sponsored at Judge by Chris Sloan's New Media class. Fellows for the student internship program were chosen by a selection committee composed of the Student Reporting Labs staff and teachers. Middle and high school fellows worked alongside public media mentors to produce original news content.The Reporting Labs were made possible by grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Science Foundation.
"Alex is a wonderful student who is dedicated to improving his video and storytelling skills,” said Chris Sloan. “He's done a number of quality videos, but the one that stands out is the feature he and David Jenny produced about Utah's laws that allow teachers to carry guns in schools.”
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"Informed and engaged young people are critical for a healthy democracy. To that end, the PBS NewsHour student reporting lab chose 18 students from across the nation to spend the summer with the NewHour enhancing their education. Judge Memorial senior Alex Maxwell was selected. He shares his story with Ted Capener."
The half-hour program will be available for online viewing after broadcast at video.kued.org.
The student fellows helps program leaders develop strategies to engage young people in news and current affairs, and ensure that youth voices are active in the conversations about critical issues facing the nation.
“The students are coming from all over the country to celebrate their amazing journalistic accomplishments and help us build an even better program,” said Leah Clapman, Managing Editor, Education. “Our shared mission is to create learning experiences that inspire young people to be active citizens and solution-seekers.”
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