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Video Production Skills Land Student PBS Fellowship

Video Production Skills Land Student PBS Fellowship

  • In the News |
  • Student Voice |
  • January 31, 2019

Surrattsville High School senior Jashaun Munson is among five Washington D.C. metro students selected for the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Homegrown Fellowship. Munson will work as a camera operator and editor in the production of a news segment for Opportunity in America, a PBS series premiering this spring.

Through the Fellowship, students develop journalism and video production skills, receive mentorship from public media professionals and do a deep dive into a newsworthy current event or issue in their community.

Munson, who plans to study mass communication or public relations in college, says video production allows him to fulfill his passion for filming and media while tapping into both technical and creative talents.

“I have dreams of creating my own television shows and believe the Homegrown Fellowship can help me towards this dream,” he said. “This will be an opportunity for me to begin building connections with people who are already on my career path, while also learning new technique and the behind the scenes of a real tv production.”

In addition to Student Reporting Labs assignments, Munson is enrolled in Surrattsville’s advanced television production class and is a producer of the school’s award-winning school news broadcast.

View Munson’s video production skills in a clip from his fellowship submission.