With San Diego City College closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the weekly student-produced television newscast had to adjust to a new normal. But within a week, Newscene had a plan, continuing its weekly broadcasts on March 20.
Stay-at-home orders spread students from Canada to Mexico, and the team had to face a long list of technological challenges. But the skills used to produce the show is our home studio on campus were adjusted to allow for a remote, direct-to-YouTube broadcast that will continue through the spring term.
The experience mirrors that of television news operations across the nation, which are using many of the same tools Newscene students have adopted to successfully produce a show.
Check out the latest broadcast and subscribe on the Newscene YouTube Channel.
Tune in for the first Newscene broadcast for the spring 2020 semester on Friday, Feb. 21.
The program returns to ITV Cable 16 at 6:30 p.m. Viewers can also live stream the show on YouTube anytime.
Check out the best of the fall 2019 semester. Visit youtube.com/sdcitynewscene to watch shows and view clips and news packages from the term.
Want to be a part of the Newscene team?
Seats are still available in RTVF 145, Television News Production (Course No. 24196). Students in this course produce, direct and deliver a weekly half-hour news program that airs on the county education channel, ITV 16.
The course runs on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:45-2 p.m. and Fridays from 9:35 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
There are no prerequisites, but entering students can benefit from taking other RTVF skills courses in previous terms or concurrently.
Some of those skills courses still have seats available for the spring, including:
- Performance for TV (RTVF 121)
- TV News Field Report – News Package Production (RTVF 146)
- Radio and TV Newswriting (RTVF 140)
- Radio Performance (RTVF 131)
- Advanced TV and Video Production (RTVF 125)
- Introduction to Nonlinear Editing (RTVF 153) – waitlist only!
For the latest information and to register, visit the San Diego City College website.