Media Arts

The nationally award-winning broadcast journalism and cinematic arts classes celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. Founded by adviser Michael Hernandez (Apple Distinguished Educator and 2015 LA County Teacher of the Year), the program boasts 3 MCHS Students of the Year (and one finalist), and alumni that work for NBC, ABC, MTV and Disney. Broadcast Journalism students in these classes produce the Mustang Morning News live newscast, and Cinematic Arts students create short films and host an international student film festival each May. Both classes participate in international documentary trips to countries like Cuba and Cambodia. The first live Mustang Morning News of the year is September 25th at 9:00am.

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Congrats to Cinematic Arts student Maddox Chen, who was selected from thousands of submissions to be published in the NYT contest, “Coming of Age 2020,” released in October as a book. His image represented his experience during remote learning and the pandemic lockdown. See more nationally award-winning student work on…
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Media Arts Update

Congrats to Broadcast Journalism seniors, Matthew Cullen who will attend USC Annenberg and Walker Watson who will attend UT Austin, both as journalism majors! And congrats to Media Arts Adviser Michael Hernandez, who will be traveling to Antarctica in February with National Geographic as part of his Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic Grosvenor…
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What is Media Arts? Find out!

Where can students be heard, become a leader, and create award-winning projects for their college portfolios? Sign up now for Media Arts classes: Cinematic Arts, Photography, and Broadcast Journalism (the class that produces the Mustang Morning News). See our students’ work in this new video produced by Cinematic Arts student,…
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Broadcast Journalism Recognized Nationwide

Congratulations to Broadcast Journalism students! Their flagship news publication, the Mustang Morning News, was recognized as a finalist for Broadcast Pacemaker award, the top newscast in the country. Another one of their stories, about Bruce’s Beach, won an Honorable Mention in the Story of the year competition. See more of…
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Find out what’s going on around campus and our community with news produced by students in the nationally award-winning broadcast journalism program! Tune in to the first edition of The Mustang Morning News this Thursday at 9:05am. Click Here to watch live, or later on demand, Click Keep reading 

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