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.
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.
The Sacred Heart Greenwich Alumnae Media Network presented the “Mix and Mingle: Navigating the Media Industry” event on November 18. Panelists included five Sacred Heart Greenwich alumnae, Ms. Kate Benjamin '11, Ms. Caroline Keller '13, Ms. Erica Jorgensen '04, Ms. Erin Manning '13, and the emcee of the event, Ms. Caroline Burch '15.
Grace Sutherland '16 graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors from USC. She said, “The Broadcast Journalism department was the greatest outlet for me. Yes, it was a class, but I always looked at it as the peak of my day. Because of the Broadcast department, I was able to find my loves of news, politics, and film. I learned the unpredictable nature of the news is what I love. I love that every day is different. I learned the basic ideals of patience, spontaneity and quick thinking.”