Media Lab is a youth media training initiative that teaches the tools of audio, video and digital storytelling at NEPM.
We teach interview tips and techniques and show students how to record audio and video using professional equipment. We work closely with students to ensure they have the knowledge and confidence to work with any media type.
Media Lab provides a hands-on internship experience. Some are college-age media mentors and some are middle or high school youth media producers.
Small class sizes and hands-on instruction gives students total control over their own work. In a setting that offers a safe space, supportive environment, and the opportunity to have a great deal of fun, students become a part of a growing community at Media Lab.
Ready to let the world know what story you're telling? Interested in learning audio and video production and post-production? Looking to simply try something different by making a difference? We would love to meet you.
Media Lab partners with other local organizations and school programs to share its unique approach to storytelling and audio journalism.
There has been devastating news in Israel and Gaza in recent days — with some areas now fully at war. That was not the case over the summer, when Serenitee Graham, a Ludlow High School student in NEPM's Media Lab, interviewed Hannah Moushabeck about her new book, "Homeland: My Father Dreams of Palestine."
The Media Lab is interviewing western Massachusetts authors of books for young readers. Next up: Kaliis Smith, co-author of "Sir Morien: The Legend of a Knight of the Round Table."
Mychal Connolly Sr. is himself a business owner. He shared his motivation for the book during an interview with with NEPM's Media Lab.
Tiffany Jewell is the author of "This Book is Anti-Racist" and — more recently — "The Anti-Racist Kid." She was interviewed by Kiara Lee, a student at Springfield Honors Academy and intern with NEPM's Media Lab.