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

Washington Post political journalist Jacqueline Alemany promotes a proactive approach to a career in media  

American journalist and political reporter Ms. Jacqueline Alemany visited the Sacred Heart Greenwich Real World Filmmaking class via Zoom on April 30, 2021. Ms. Alemany graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Government. She currently works at the Washington Post where she is the author of an early morning newsletter, PowerUp. 

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Student films have a monopoly on award-winning creativity

The Sacred Heart Greenwich school community gathered April 15 to celebrate the work of student filmmakers during the twelfth annual Sacred Heart Film Festival.  The festival showcased films produced by a total of 72 students in the Broadcast Journalism program who hoped to remind the school community of the unifying power of art and film after an unprecedented year.

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Elisa Taylor illustrates her passion and talent for filmmaking

Elisa Taylor began her filmmaking career in eighth grade.  Three years later, she earned a Gold Key in the Hudson-to-Housatonic region of the Scholastic Art Awards and a nomination for this year’s American Visions Award for her creative piece, “Dream Sequence.”  Following her recognition and awards, she plans on creating films more successful than the last while impacting the world in a positive way.

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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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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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