• Hear what MEA students have to say about our award winning media education program.

  • Our accredited media arts and technology curriculum reaches hundreds of Oakland public school students each year, with classes taught by experienced media professionals.

  • Our youth use media as a tool for social change. Through journalism outlets like the PBS NewsHour and KQED, we elevate our students' voices and empower them to make a difference in their communities.

  • MEA provides low-income Oakland youth with a pipeline to well-paying jobs in the media industry. Our students complete job readiness training and work on paid professional projects for local clients.

  • Our youth media production company, OWorks, provides high quality media services to the Bay Area community, employing Oakland youth in the process.

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Oakland Students: Apply today for the 2017-18 school year!

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For Students, By Students, About Students


Words…Video…News…Opinion…..ONews has it all!

The student-built website and televised news magazine is FOR, BY and ABOUT students in Oakland public schools!  ONews shares stories of achievement…challenge…learning.

Whether reporting on “Occupy Oakland,” the consequences  of the DREAM Act, or how “Turf Dancing” is saving lives on the streets of  Oakland, MEA  students are earning their journalistic chops and winning awards.

Muse Video

Your Source For Musical News


News doesn’t have to be boring.

Muse Video is a collaborative project among a group of East Bay youth organizations that are seeing what happens when the worlds of music and news collide. Muse Video is currently on KDOL-TV and distributed widely on the web.

Recent Muse Video editions have focused on sexual health, informing youth about birth control, teen pregnancy and STDs, as well as music videos and animated features about the effects of Climate Change.

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2017-18 Classes Enrolling

We invite you to enroll in the OUSD/KDOL-TV Digital Video Production Program, a full-year course beginning again in the fall semester. All OUSD students are welcome to take these classes, and there is no charge for the courses.

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