Student Reporting Labs is always interested in youth perspectives and local stories about climate change and the environment.
We have a rolling deadline to accept stories. Please use our pitch form to submit your story idea. Review these tips about how to pitch. If your pitch is accepted SRL staff may be able to support the production of your story.
If you produce a climate/environment story on your own or with your school, be sure to tag us when you publish it!
Three tips for the kinds of stories SRL is interested in publishing:
NAT package (2-4 min. long): A video story guided by the natural sound from interviews and the environment where you’re filming. Natural sound, commonly known as “NAT sound,” puts the viewer in the place the story was told by enhancing the scene(s) with video containing rich audio such as a musician singing at a train station, a storm approaching, or the sound of a tractor plowing the field. This kind of story would often not have a voiceover narration. Here’s an example of a nat package.
A group of people who live in the same area (such as a city, town, or neighborhood). It can also be a group of people who have the same interests, religion, race, etc.
Immediate, current information and events are newsworthy because they have just recently occurred. It’s news because it’s “new.”