TV / Video Editing Studio
Springfield College has a brand-new television studio with a virtual set and high-definition cameras. Students in the COSJ major work both behind the scenes and in front of the cameras producing and directing their own shows for the college's cable station. They shoot and edit on state-of-the-art equipment - in a new 16-computer Mac Lab and with JVC Pro cameras and wireless mics. Students also have the opportunity to do live play-by-play or sideline reporting at the college's athletic events. With new streaming technology, their work is broadcast live and streamed to the college's website and to individual mobile devices.
For those students who see TV/Video as their calling, they are encouraged to pursue internships in TV news or at the local public television station. Over the years, students have worked at a variety of news outlets, including Springfield's Fox and NBC affiliates. They also acted as associate producers and audio technicians on documentaries produced and directed by a professor in the COSJ program, giving them the opportunity to be credited in a nationally aired series hosted by Law & Order's Sam Waterston.
Interested in the Communications/Sports Journalism major?
On Campus Media
Springfield College Assistant Professor of Communications Jody Santos recently took her students on a documentary shoot in New York City, where they got to participate in a real-world production. Professor Santos is a producer/director for the public television series "Visionaries," which is hosted by Law & Order's Sam Waterson.
At right, communications/sports journalism senior Ralph Garcea with Sam Waterson.
Springfield College Students Making an Impact
(How quickly do Springfield College Communications/Sports Journalism students make an impact in the field? Check out this story from Class of 2012 graduate Justin Felisko, who covered the historic return to the NBA of Jason Collins for the New York Times.)