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

"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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Alumnae share how Sacred Heart Greenwich shaped their success in the media industry

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. 

 

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Broadcast journalist Grace Sutherland '16 gives advice to current Sacred Heart students 

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.” 

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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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