• Alumni Network Event
  • Alumni Network Event
  • Alumni Network Event
  • Alumni Network Event
  • Alumni Network Event

Alumni Network Event

Check out the photos from our Alumni Network Event on Saturday, November 7. Alumni from the Center for New Media programs got together to reconnect with each other and start up an alumni group for these majors. We had alumni as far back at 1979 show up, recent grads from the last few years, and everyone in between. Stay tuned for more information as we start to form an alumni group to provide networking opportunities and other events for our Center for New Media alumni.


MxCC alumni in Broadcast Communications, Broadcast-Cinema, Communication, Communication Arts, Multimedia, Digital Arts, Graphic Design, and related certificate programs are invited to attend an Alumni Networking Meeting and Open House on Saturday, November 7 at our new facility in Chapman Hall, Lower Level.

The Alumni Networking Meeting will meet in room 605 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Following the meeting, alumni are invited to stay for an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in rooms 610-634.

Help us form a new Alumni Network! Reconnect with former classmates and meet other alumni from different eras. Make connections that could help you professionally. Meet current students, faculty and staff. See our new $2.5 million dollar studio and production facilities, if you haven’t already!

We are looking forward to seeing you! If you can attend, please email Professor John Shafer.

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.


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 next this school year May 2016, 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: 3221



Professor Rich Lenoce is the director of the Center for New Media. He has been teaching at MxCC for over 20 years.

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.