Documentary Honoring Mason the Man Vies for National Award

Mason has put Mason on the map.

For the first time, a George Mason University Student Media documentary has been nominated as a finalist for a prestigious national College Broadcasters Inc. award.

Mason Cable Network’s documentary on George Mason IV, “Patriot of Liberty,” is up for Best Documentary/Public Affairs-Television. The winner will be announced at the College Broadcasters annual convention Oct. 23-25 in Seattle.

The documentary was directed, filmed, voiced and edited by Mason graduate student Jake McLernon, who is set to complete a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in film and video studies this December. McLernon is a former general manager of Mason Cable Network, part of the Division of University Life’s Student Media. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communication from Mason in 2012.

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