Student Productions

Carpe Diem | Wired Jersey | The Montclarion | WMSC 90.3 FM | Webcasts | Special Projects

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem Producer: Patricia Piroh; (973) 655-5158

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Carpe Diem episode

is an award-winning, weekly half-hour magazine show aired on Comcast and Cablevision in northern New Jersey. Awarded the CTN CAPE Award for Best Series and three Gracie Awards for student productions, among others over the years, Carpe Diem has covered a wide range of subjects of interest to New Jersey citizens as well as topics featuring campus activities. The show has also featured celebrity guests such as Ernestine Schlant Bradley, former governor Christine Todd Whitman, anchor Steve Adubato, jazz singer Ruth Brown, and Tony award-winner and University alumna Melba Moore.

In addition to providing programming for the northern New Jersey television community, Carpe Diem provides Television majors with rigorous weekly production assignments that simulate those of the broadcasting profession. Over the semester, students produce a minimum of fifteen programs. Apart from producing their own works, it is not uncommon for students to have acquired production credits for as many as 20-30 additional programs by the time they graduate.

Carpe Diem reaches about a half-million households in New Jersey.  Click to view all episodes of Carpe Diem. Producer: Steve McCarthy, 973-655-7361 is a news and information website produced by a collective of students, journalists, film makers and taste makers focused on music, the arts, sports, and culture in the Garden State. It is a class project managed by the News Production Lab course taught by School of Communication and Media (SCM) instructor Steve McCarthy. Other classes from the SCM also contribute to the website and the site is a contributing member of the Center for Cooperative Media which is housed on the campus of Montclair State University.


The Montclarion - Student Newspaper.

Advisor to The Montclarion: Prof. Tara George; 973-655-3283

The Montclarion is the University's student-run newspaper and news web site. The publication gives students the opportunity to develop their skills in a multi-platform media environment where they can gain practical experience as reporters, photographers, copy editors, graphic designers, and web editors.

Opportunities are available to all University students to contribute content to The Montclarion, regardless of their major area of study. The experience is especially valuable for those interested in a media career whether in print publication, web management, television or radio.  Journalism students are especially attracted to working on The Monrtclarion where they have opportunity to hone their skills in writing publishable content for a variety of sections, including News, Sports, Opinion, Features plus Arts and Entertainment.

For more information about The Montclarion, contact the editor-in-chief at       

To view student published work, go to:    

WMSC 90.3FM - Radio Station


The Voice of Montclair State University

Station Manager: Juan Contla
Programming Director:
Natasha Vega
Radio Station General Manager:
Anabella Poland

WMSC is a college radio station owned by Montclair State University.

Tune in to WMSC FM

WMSC-FM features a variety of programming including alternative music, news, sports, talk and special features.  It is operated largely by University students with support from  the School of Communication and Media’s  professional staff.  The station broadcasts locally at 90.3 MHz and worldwide via

Students in the School are especially encouraged to become involved with WMSC to gain hands-on experience with radio broadcasting and streaming as communication mediums.

Additionally, WMSC welcomes all Montclair State University undergraduate students to join the organization. There are several opportunities for on & off air positions. Training is provided by our staff. 

Listen to WMSC shows on SoundCloud

Listen to all "Media Download" Shows
Media Download is hosted by Merrill Brown, Director of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University.

To learn more about the  Radio Station Facility and a history of WMSC, go to:


Producer: Steven McCarthy; 973-655-7361

Over the course of the year, the School  of Communication and Media produces several live webcasts, usually in response to something happening in the news or subjects affecting students personally. Students, faculty and staff work alongside each other in the preparation and execution of the project.  Webcasts have embraced topics such as reflecting on 9/11; the effects of student bullying; and campus bias incidents. Presentations are distributed over the internet using streaming media technology and are also available on demand.

 Example webcasts: 

Special Projects

Contact Name: Patricia Piroh; (973) 655-5158 

The School of Communication and Media's Special Video Projects provide students opportunity to work on external client-generated projects, where their skills and talent may benefit the community. Past clients for Special Projects have included the New Jersey Division for Youth and Family Services, the SIDS Center of NJ and Advocates for Bayonne Children