Celebration at McKeesport Area High School

On Saturday, Sept. 29, McKeesport Media Oasis held a celebration of the student journalists’ work at McKeesport Area High School. At the event, folks from the project, YouthCAST, McKeesport-area politicians and others spoke in addition to each of the students.

It was a nice afternoon gathering, complete with a gallery of the students’ photography work, free 63-page books of the students’ work for all and more.

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Project Director and two student journalists interviewed on-air by WESA!

Photo courtesy of Lou Corsaro

Kevin Gavin of WESA’s radio program “The Confluence” interviewed McKeesport Media Oasis Director Andrew Conte and student journalists Sirinity Moorefield and Isaiah Johnson about the pilot program.

The group talked about favorite experiences, Sirinity’s writing, interviews with folks in McKeesport, the nuts and bolts of the project and more!

Listen by clicking here! The interview begins at about 23:30.

McKeesport Media Oasis – Pilot Project 2018 Book

McKeesport Media Oasis put together a book displaying the student journalists’ writing, interviewing and photography work. There’s a wide variety of work included in the 63-page book, such as takeaways from an interview with state Rep. Austin Davis, feature stories about McKeesport Fire Chief Jeffrey Tomovcsik, photos taken at playgrounds and much, much more!

Click here to view the book as a PDF!