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.
Sacred Heart Greenwich Filmmaking and Broadcast Journalism students from visited the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, New York on December 11. They attended a special screening of the film, Leave No Trace. Oscar-nominated director Debra Granik joined the students for a Q&A after the screening.
Ms. Granik makes films about people who are marginalized in society and shares stories often unseen in the public eye. She also directed Down to the Bone (2004) and Winter’s Bone (2010) starring Jennifer Lawrence.
Documentary producer Ms. Gabrielle Schonder came to Sacred Heart Greenwich on December 4 to speak with the Real World filmmaking students. Ms. Schonder graduated from Hendrix College attended Oxford University. She is currently working as a Producer/Reporter at Frontline at Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). She covers political stories in the United States, and in this capacity serves as a conduit between PBS and government officials including former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump.
Cinematographer Hans Charles presented to the Creative Filmmaking class on December 4. He is a cinematographer and filmmaker who has shot for a range of directors including Spike Lee, Ava DuVernay, and Salim Akil. Mr. Charles is perhaps best known for his work as Ava DuVernay's cinematographer on the Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated documentary, 13th.
Two Sacred Heart Greenwich alumna from the filmmaking program Lily Lemkau ‘18 and Lorraine Rinaldi ‘19 came to Sacred Heart on November 25 to speak about their college film career.
Lily is a sophomore at the University of Southern California (USC). She is in the prestigious Cinema and Media Studies program at USC which has a 2-3% acceptance rate. Lorraine is a freshman at Johns Hopkins University which has a highly competitive Film and Media Studies program.
Mrs. Moore’s fourth grade students and the Upper School Broadcast Journalism students collaborated to make a special Thanksgiving edition of “News from the Heart.” The fourth graders had the opportunity to learn about the behind the scenes of our show and the many steps that are involved.