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

Broadcast students learn about the stock market and live news at CNBC 

r Sacred Heart Greenwich seniors from the Broadcast Journalism and Filmmaking program had the opportunity to visit CNBC’s live filming of the show “Fast Money” on March 3. Leah Atkins ‘20, Claire Chmiel ‘20, Lily DeConcini ‘20, and Avery McCloskey have been students in the Broadcast Journalism program for four years. 

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Valentine's Day collaboration with Barat Center students

Watch a Valentine's Day video from the youngest in our community.

As a project that stemmed from our CRTL group, Building Bridges to Barat Center, Barat Center students had the opportunity to collaborate with Upper School students in the David J. Bloom Broadcast Suite.

The boys and girls worked hard creating a project for their parents, and performed a song they had been practicing in front of the green screen. 

 

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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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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