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

Oscar-nominated director Debra Granik encourages Sacred Heart Greenwich filmmakers to tell unconventional stories

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.

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Frontline Producer Gabrielle Schonder inspires documentary students to explore politics and journalism

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.

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Cinematographer Hans Charles sheds light on visual storytelling for Sacred Heart Greenwich students

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

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Lily Lemkau '18 and Lorraine Rinaldi '19 share film school knowledge

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. 

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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