Center for New Media
Photo taken at the premiere.

Photo taken at the premiere of (left to right) Dr. Anna Wasescha (MxCC), Judy Prill (DEEP), Dan Nocera (MxCC), Jean Maheu (MxCC student and actor), Lola Elliott Hugh (MxCC alumna and actor), Dave Therault (xXCC alumnus and actor), Jason Marshall (TURI lab), Lloyd Langevin (MxCC), and Rob Klee (DEEP).

On Monday, September 21 Middlesex Community College’s Corporate Media Center (CMC) and Connecticut’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEEP) premiered their latest collaboration: a video on green cleaning myths at the DEEP Headquarters in Hartford, Conn. The video premiered to an audience of local and state school and health officials.

The 8 minute video was commissioned by the DEEP to to educate school employees and parents about the hazards of common cleaning products while showing the benefit and effectiveness of using green cleaners. In this video parody of the popular Discovery Channel television show, the Wastebusters work with scientists to prove that green cleaning products work as well as regular cleaners.

The Wastebusters video is getting a lot of attention. The CT Department of Public Health (DPH) is in the process of getting the video on all school district websites across the state. Here are some links to the coverage the video has received:

Wastebusters Video on YouTube
Wastebusters Video on DEEP website
Premiere Event taped by CT-N
Channel 8 News Story
P2 View Newsletter Story
DPH’s Healthy School Environments

Working under Dan Nocera, coordinator of the Corporate Media Center at MxCC, the video took multiple staff, faculty, and students to produce. Because of partnerships like this, students in the Center for New Media get an opportunity to do hands-on video work.

To see other videos that the Corporate Media Center has produced, go to their YouTube channel.

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.


Students in the Center for New Media (Broadcast-Cinema, Communication, Fine Arts/Graphic Design, and Multimedia majors) at Middlesex Community College are invited to an exclusive orientation JUST FOR YOU!


Before the New Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 25, join us for a specialized orientation, just for students in the Center for New Media, at 11:30 a.m in Chapman room 605. Download the flyer.

This orientation is a great way to get on the right track before you start your college career at MxCC! You will learn information relevant to being in the Center for New Media such as:

– Facility hours and access
– Production course expectations
– Tutoring
– Standardized software
– Equipment certification
– Using network drives
– Internship information
– and an in-depth tour of the new facility

Sign up for the Center for New Media orientation.

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.