Watchworthy Wednesday: PBS Mentors Future Journalists

Students at three Los Angeles area high schools this coming school year will be tackling questions about media literacy, work retraining and youth movements as part of a PBS NewsHour video reporting program aimed at teaching them the tools for employment as multi-media journalists in the future.

“We have mentors work with the students and their teachers as they produce three video projects at each of the schools, and the best ones can get featured on PBS NewsHour,” said Christine Zirneklis, PBS SoCal community engagement coordinator. The mentors are broadcast media experts familiar with video editing software, recording equipment and storytelling techniques, she said, adding that they are being recruited to apply by Aug. 11. For details, send email to Zimeslis at czirneklis@pbssocal.org or call (714) 241-4108.

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