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Junior Accepted to PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Summer Academy

PBS NewsHour Students Reporting Labs (SRL), announced that Dominion junior Karen Ramos will be one of 25 students from across the country selected to participate in the 5th annual SRL Summer Academy from June 22-28th in Arlington, VA.

Ramos will get to learn from industry professionals while producing original content, focusing on journalism and production skills. “The reason I wanted to be a part of the Summer Academy is because broadcast journalism is something I want to do in the future and it is a passion of mine so I want to improve my journalism skills as much as I can,” Ramos said.

Ramos is a two year member of DHS Press, Dominion’s student run news organization, and has been working with SRL for two years. This year Ramos was a part of the team that produced digital content for the PBS NewsHour site about the Virginia Senatorial Election.

“It is so great to see Karen earn this amazing opportunity. She has dedicated herself to learning and developing as a journalist, and this will be a chance for exponential growth,” DHS Press sponsor and broadcast journalism teacher Mitch Schwartz said.

SRL is a national youth journalism program that connects students to our network of 150 schools around the country and gives them the opportunity to tell important community stories to a national audience.

Ramos said, “A goal I have for participating is to learn as much as I can. I also want to better my angles when I film, learn more about editing and how to use Adobe Premiere Pro to my full advantage.”

Dominion has been working with PBS SRL since 2018. Their piece Tiny Coders, which Ramos was a co-producer, aired on NewsHour on April 10, 2018. 

Ramos is the 2nd Dominion Titan to attend the Summer Academy, following Morgan Fischer last summer.