Vision Maker Media Congratulates Public Media Interns

Published July 21, 2017

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA –  Vision Maker Media announces recipients of public media internships for Native American students. Students are selected based on their multimedia and written samples and grade point average.
With major funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the purpose of Vision Maker Media’s internship program is to increase opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native youth in public broadcasting. Since establishing the program in 2009, Vision Maker has placed 44 interns across the country.
Vision Maker Media’s Executive Director, Shirley K. Sneve (Rosebud Sioux) said, “Providing experience for Native students in the media is vitally important to ensure that we can continue a strong tradition of digital storytelling. We are grateful for the support of local PBS stations in helping us achieve this goal.”
During each of these 10-week internships, students will complete at least two short-form videos on local Native Americans, events and/or issues for on-air or online distribution.

Edmund Frazier Myer
(Chehalis Tribe of Washington)
Photo by Lance Lijewski

Edmund Frazier Myer

(Chehalis Tribe of Washington)
Vision Maker Media, Lincoln, Nebraska
Edmund is a descendant of the Musqueam Indian Band in British Columbia, Canada. His hometown is Onalaska, Washington. Edmund earned an associate’s degree in arts from Centralia Community College in Centralia, Washington, and a bachelor’s degree in multi-media journalism from Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication in Pullman, Washington.
“As an individual devoted to higher education, I try to set an example for the next generation of children and to follow and gain inspiration from them. My hope is that more Native American youth see that they can chase their college aspirations. Someday, I want to go back to my Tribe and teach and share my knowledge to help better the community directly,” Edmund said.

Stacy Lynn Howard (Navajo)
Photo by Yadira Villarreal

Stacy Lynn Howard (Navajo)
Arizona Public Media

Stacy was born and raised on the Navajo reservation in a small community of Mexican Water, Arizona. She graduated from Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, Arizona, where she studied film production. After that, Stacy graduated as a pharmacy technician from Apollo College, Phoenix, Arizona, and began working in an inpatient pharmacy.

Later, Stacy attended the University of Arizona’s Fine Arts in Film program. For her junior and senior years, she wrote, produced and directed two short films titled “The Chosen Path” and “Amásání” (The Grandma), which are featured in her Navajo language and culture. She graduated with a bachelor of fine arts in film and television.

“I hope to continue to make a difference through media,” Stacy said.

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