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Electronic Media & Journalism

Electronic Media & Journalism Career Pathway

Students gain skills in writing, research, production, time management, and shooting videos. With an on-campus television studio and advanced equipment, students prepare for careers in broadcasting, journalism and media relations. Learn more about Milton Hershey School’s Electronic Media and Journalism career pathway.

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An on-campus television studio and state-of-the-art equipment and computer programs equip MHS students in the Electronic Media and Journalism career pathway to pursue careers in today’s evolving media industry.

Students gain an understanding of the behind-the-scenes work necessary to bring their ideas to life in a variety of media—from videos and short films to public service announcements. They also develop research, writing, producing, camera, and video editing skills.

The industry advisory committee created by MHS for this CTE pathway plays an important role in ensuring lessons are relevant to careers in the field. Incorporating Adobe Premiere Pro editing software is one example of committee input that is keeping MHS students ahead of other high school students across the country who are interested in entering this field immediately or after college.

Internships with local companies such as Hershey Entertainment & Resorts and JPL provide opportunities for students to learn from and develop connections with industry professionals who serve as mentors.

A Milton Hershey School student completed an internship with the team from JPL in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

“These skills are going to help me in the future because now I truly know the different aspects of working for a film company.”

Caitlin Davis ’18
on her internship at JPL

Setting Students Up for Success

With a hands-on approach to learning, students learn the fundamentals of videography and storytelling.

Milton Hershey School Electronic Media & Journalism teacher, Ron Rickens, works with students on their script.

Core Skills

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Video production
Milton Hershey School students work on assignments in front of the green screen in the MHS TV studio.

Future Career Options

  • Digital social media specialist
  • Photojournalist
  • Filmmaker/writer
Milton Hershey School students film a segment behind the anchor desk.

Certification Options

Learn more about Milton Hershey School’s Career and Technical Education program and its 12 distinct CTE career pathways.

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