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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. Under the direction of Sherry Hu, former CBS-5 KPIX Emmy award-winning reporter, ONews tells the stories about the wonderful accomplishments of OUSD students.

Help us spread the word!  ONews needs your ideas and/or videos.

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PBS Student Reporting Lab: Student Voices


MEA is the only Bay Area Student Reporting Lab for the PBS NewsHour. Our students have the opportunity to work with PBS’ comprehensive media curriculum and develop stories that are posted on the PBS NewsHour website and broadcast on national television. MEA has been worked with PBS to develop stories on social and political topics about issues affecting youth.  Stories by MEA students have reached a national audience on the NewsHour website and broadcast television and included stories about the 2012 National Election, the tragedy at Newton, Connecticut, gun control and violence in America, the high school drop-out rate. Advanced MEA students recently completed and edited a series of  “student voice” interviews on the topic of “Improving Graduation Rates in America.”

website: PBS News Hours

Muse Video: Your Source for Musical News

Muse Video-2News 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 (Comcast 27, AT&T 99) 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.

Want to get involved with Muse Video, or have your songs and videos that reflect your views featured on TV?

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