Month: September 2013


Everyone has a story to tell. Whether catching your friend up on what happened in the game last night, or critiquing the newest iPhone, we all tell stories.

Be a part of the MxCC Journalism Club and have your voice heard throughout campus. There’s nothing like seeing your name printed above a story you’ve written, a photo you’ve taken, or a design you’ve created.

By being a part of the club you will have the opportunity to write for the school newspaper, The Flying Horse. It’s a way for your stories to keep students informed, help perfect your writing skills, and build your resume.

Club members have a chance to cover campus and community events, write opinion pieces, and tell feature stories.

If you don’t want to write but still want to be involved, there are other opportunities for you. The Flying Horse needs graphic designers, editors, photographers, marketers and help with other related positions.

The Journalism Club is a fantastic way to meet other students while staying active on campus. And whether your goal is to become a journalist or not, practicing quality writing will help you to succeed in any profession you choose.

So stop by for a meeting. The club meets Mondays at 12:30 p.m. in room 415, Snow Hall. You can also email the advisors of the club, John Shafer, at or Adam Chiara, if you have any questions.

So come tell your story. See you at the club.


Adam Chiara is an adjunct instructor at MxCC. He teaches new media production and journalism.



We recently caught up with Tyler Greenbacker ’13. Tyler graduated this year and just got hired by WFSB, straight out of his internship. He’s working as both a video photographer and editor. The photos here show Tyler hard at work! Congratulations, Tyler!

Alumni, what have you been up to? We’d love to know. Email us at Please send details regarding your latest employment, activities and accomplishments.


Three MxCC students Dan Dalhstrom, Hollie Kinney, and Andrew Saxe, along with MxCC’s Film Industry Training Program graduate, Kerey Viswanathan, took home two awards from the 48 Hour Film Project.  The team’s short film titled John & Clara won the Best Writing Award and the Audience Award.

“Being able to participate in this film project was my first real experience of being a part of an actual filmmaking crew,” said Hollie Kinney, broadcast-cinema major and Meriden resident.  “Through this project I was able to get more experience in post-production, which will help me further my career in the film business.”

“This is a great hands-on experience for our students and we are glad they have been recognized with these two awards,” said Rich Lenoce, director of MxCC’s Center for New Media.

The team from MxCC worked under the name Third Eye Productions.  The team worked around the clock from Friday, July 26 to Sunday, July 28 to write, produce, film, and edit their short film.

The team was formed with the help of Dan Nocera, coordinator of MxCC’s Corporate Media Center.  “I am always happy to help connect our students to the industry,” said Nocera.  “Kerey asked me if I knew a great editor and writer for this project and I suggested Hollie and Andrew, who are two very talented students.”

John & Clara is a romance involving two assassins and a detective. The film was screened at the ceremony to more than 100 people at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport.  John & Clara can be viewed on YouTube.

About the Center

Middlesex Community College's Center for New Media is located in Middletown, CT.

The CNM offers innovative associate degrees in broadcast-cinema, graphic design, multimedia, and communication, as well as certificate programs in areas such as interactive entertainment, gaming, 3D animation, new media production, news and sports production, corporate media and web design.

We are a designated Center for Excellence in broadcast education and we prepare our students for jobs in the growing field of new media with a hands-on education.

Learn more about programs at MxCC's Center for New Media at

This project was funded by a grant awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.