Are you looking for a course where you will get hands-on experience working on a real production set? Look no further than COM*228 Broadcast Journalism Workshop, offered as a course through MxCC’s Center for New Media.

Here are the top three reasons why you should take this course:

1. It’s a Graduation Requirement! If you took COM*142 Television Production last year, COM*228 Broadcast Journalism is an essential class to take this coming semester. The class is required for Broadcast-Cinema majors to graduate. It is also an option for other majors in the Center for New Media umbrella, if you took the prereq which is Television Production. Which brings me to my next point…

2. It’s Only Offered in the Fall! Broadcast Journalism is only offered in the fall semester because of course sequencing. The class is filling up, so if you intend to graduate this school year May 2017, this will be your only chance to take this course.

3. It’s Relevant!  This course teaches many important aspects of television production, which are not focused on journalism per se, but cover technology, documentary production, film production and how to create a film or television program from scratch—because that is what you will be doing when you work in the industry. In the course, the class will create a cable television program. With our new connection to Comcast, the program, documentary stories, and reality stories will be aired to the community. Students who have taken the class say it’s great to work on a cable program and create short documentaries. After finish this course, many students have moved into a job—a good job—shortly after because of the skills they acquired. And if you are transferring to a four-year school, taking this course will place you in more advanced courses! Plus, the course is also taught by award winning professionals, in conjunction with WFSB Channel 3, so you will be learning from the best in Connecticut.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!

COM*228, 3 Credits,
 Broadcast Journalism Workshop
Students will develop and produce a weekly news or public affairs program for broadcast on local television. Emphasis is on story research, writing and producing a program under strict deadlines. Formats can include news, magazine and talk show while program topics can include local news, the arts, sports, community affairs, etc. Prerequisite: Either ENG*101ALP, ENG*101E, or ENG*101 and COM*142. 

Class Meeting Times
Thursdays, 7-9:30 p.m., Chapman Hall room 629, CRN: 3211

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Professor Rich Lenoce is the director of the Center for New Media and the program coordinator for the Broadcast-Cinema and Communication programs. He has been teaching at MxCC for over 20 years.