“Jake believes that the problems of this century will not be solved by traditional answers and conservative thinking. A new mold of storytelling must emerge to grab the attention and the imagination of 21st century minds.”
Jake Schoneker is a video journalist, educator and multimedia storyteller based in Oakland, CA. His video work has appeared on the PBS NewsHour, the AFP, and the Washington Post, among other outlets. He serves as Program Director at the Media Enterprise Alliance at KDOL-TV, where he works with Oakland youth to create films and media that aims to inspire the next generation of leaders and change makers.
From an early age Jake has been inspired to action and artistry by the natural world. He grew up outside of Philadelphia as part of a politically and environmentally conscious family who encouraged art as a tool to address the world’s ecological and social challenges. Jake believes that the problems of this century will not be solved by traditional answers and conservative thinking. A new mold of storytelling must emerge to grab the attention and the imagination of 21st century minds.
Jake attended Villanova University where he majored in Political Science, and holds a masters degree in journalism from UC Berkeley with an emphasis on multimedia and video production. He has been creating documentary films, animations, and topical music videos ever since– including many that focus on climate change and the food system. He founded Muse Video (musevideo.net), a platform that engages young people with social issues and the news through the arts, spoken word and music.