Broadcast Journalism

Who We Are

AWARD-WINNING PROGRAM

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.

​"TODAY FROM THE HEART" and the FILM FESTIVAL

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.

OUR CLASSES

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. 

EMPOWERING STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE

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.

Broadcast Journalism News

Director Sirad Balducci speaks to Creative Filmmaking students

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?

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"Bring It On" screenwriter Jessica Bendinger inspires filmmaking students

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.

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Broadcast Journalism by the Numbers

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awards won by Sacred Heart students in the 2018 Greenwich Youth Film Festival, open to students in Fairfield County, Westchester County, and New York City

94+

alumnae working in TV news, communications, filmmaking, or social media

77

students in the program, up from just 7 at the program's inception in 2001

559

awards won in local, national, and international competitions by filmmaking students since the opening of the studio

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