Six high school students from the Torrington area reported on topics ranging from immigration to youth basketball as part of the spring semester of the CPBN/Warner Theatre Student Reporting Initiative.
The students participated in a 10-week journalism education program at The Warner Theatre, learning from reporters and media professionals at the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPTV/WNPR). Students were able to choose their own topic for their stories, and using professional equipment and production software, reported on their chosen issue.
Students shared their stories with the CPBN and Warner Theatre community on Saturday, June 10th, at a listening party where a full audience hung on every word of their reports. Listen to their reports below.
“AAU Basketball: Slam Dunk or Technical Foul?” by Brady Grustas
“As School Districts Fund Athletics, Arts Funding Declines” by Alyssa Archambault
“Video Games Help Create Long-Lasting Friendships” by Jake Asheim
“While Drug Use at Concerts Continues, Some Groups are Helping Youth Make Informed Decisions” by Jessie Nevin
“Should Esports be considered ‘sport?’ by Finn Begley
“Immigration Policy Sends Ripples Through Many Different Communities” by Jessi Lay