Youth Beat Media

Oakland, CA

Name: Jake Schoneker
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Jake Schoneker is an award-winning journalist, educator, and multimedia producer based in Oakland, CA, where he serves as Program Director for the Media Enterprise Alliance at KDOL-TV.

His video work has appeared on the PBS NewsHour, the AFP and the Washington Post, among other outlets.

He also has extensive experience working in inner-city schools, having served as a full-time tutor and mentor for students while coordinating several after school programs. Jake holds a master’s degree in Journalism from UC Berkeley, where his work concentrated on youth media, multimedia journalism, and international reporting.

In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, playing music, and hosting over-the-top costume parties.

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