Newscene … starts here.

Newscene is an award-winning, weekly broadcast news show produced, directed and presented by Radio, Television & Film students at San Diego City College.

Newscene is recruiting now for spring 2020!
Enroll in RTVF 145 — late adds still accepted!

Newscene team

Students in RTVF classes are responsible for all facets of the weekly production of Newscene. Photo by Tasya Khashoggi

Professors Chris Acedo and Nicole Vargas oversee the live-to-tape broadcast, which airs Fridays at 6 p.m. during the spring and fall semesters on ITV Channel 16, the San Diego County Education Channel. It is also available on YouTube.

The stories and scripts are produced, written, videotaped, and edited by the students enrolled in RTVF 145, as well as RTVF 249A-D.

As a CNN Newsource affiliate, Newscene students also utilize news material gathered by CNN to enhance their own newscasts.


Newscene was honored as the top local college newscast by the San Diego Press Club in 2019. Read more here.


Acedo calls Newscene a class, an internship and a first job all rolled into one, and students from Newscene have gone on to pursue careers in professional media all over the nation. Learn more about the program, the alumni and the amazing students by checking out the latest news.

Jesus Lopez setting up the camera

Newscene’s Jesus Lopez sets up his camera at an Elizabeth Warren campaign event. Photo by Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle/City Times

Want to be a part of the Newscene team? All students start their career in RTVF 145, Television News Production, and have access to a wide range of skills courses, including performance, production, operations, and editing.

To view the course schedule, visit the San Diego City College website.