Broadcast Journalism is a real world, hands-on experience for students of all ages. Students regularly receive local, national, and international awards for their videos.
Broadcast students produce a monthly news show, "Today from the Heart," using an actual set from the Today Show. Students in all four classes produce videos that can be entered into our annual film festival.
Broadcast Journalism is a popular elective in the Upper School. Students begin by taking Into to Filmmaking, and then they may choose one of three classes:Broadcast Journalism, Creative Filmmaking, or Real World Filmmaking.
Broadcast Journalism is not merely an elective at our school… it is the first step of a lifelong journey for many students. Our alumnae go on to study at top media and filmmaking programs. We connect students with media professionals and internships to help our alumnae pursue careers in communications, media, and filmmaking.
Intro to Filmmaking students and Mrs. Dunn’s 4A class worked together to create an episode of News from the Heart in the David J. Bloom Broadcast Suite on March 1. The episode focused on social emotional learning and how students find their flow inspired by the faculty podcast Stories from the Heart.
Writer, producer, and director Ms. Sirad Balducci spoke to Sacred Heart Greenwich students in the Creative Filmmaking class on January 13. Similar to many Sacred Heart students, Ms. Balducci fostered her artistic expression through her work in her high school’s film class. While attending the University of Michigan, she received funding to produce several multimedia productions, steering her towards becoming a professional movie-maker. She has worked in the New York City area for the past 25 years as a Line Producer, and produced many films including Youth in Oregon, The Longest Week, and Are You Joking?
Bring It On screenwriter Jessica Bendinger paid a virtual visit to the Sacred Heart Greenwich Creative Filmmaking class on November 4. Known for her hit movies such as Bring It On, Aquamarine, and Stick It, Ms. Bendinger gave the class advice on subjects ranging from improvisation to addressing real-world problems through a comedic lens in film. She currently works as a screenwriter in Los Angeles, California and has published two books entitled The Bring It On Book and The Seven Rays.
The Today From the Heart broadcast class had the pleasure of meeting virtually with Ms. Krista Carnes, director of growth and development for the online learning platform, SophieConnect. Ms. Carnes specifically worked with the Broadcast Journalism Instagram team, as they try to advance their social media platform.
Sofia Pye '21 works with alongside Nickelodeon app developers to create an ad campaign for a new educational game titled BeeJam.