Student Productions -- School of Communication and Media
Carpe Diem Producer: Patricia Piroh; (973) 655-5158
CARPE DIEM 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 and is produced at the DuMont Television Center.
Visit the Student-Work Gallery to view more examples of Carpe Diem student work.
Airing on CARPE DIEM, March 3 - 7, 2014
Entities throughout the state of New Jersey continue to find ways to reach out to the community in positive, resourceful ways.
Networking Fingers Productions, together with Carpe Diem is proud to present the “Community Outreach Edition”, a show that will bring awareness and acknowledgement to programs and entities throughout the state of NJ, which continue to provide beneficial and educational services to the communities surrounding them. From the Newark Public Library as they celebrate their 125th year anniversary, to the Elizabeth High School Forensics Team encouraging Public Speaking and Debate within urban schools, to the NY Red Bull Street Team, the freestyle soccer team that brings their unique tricks to younger generations.
Featured in this episode are interviews with Newark Public Library’s Wilma Grey, Clement Price, Timothy Crist and Nadine Sergejeff; EHS Forensics team’s Renee Drummond and Brian Rodriguez; And the NY Red Bull Street Team’s Ethan Lincoln and Larry Geraghty.
This episode was produced by Networking Fingers Productions, a student production group from Television and Digital Media’s Advance Television Production course. It was hosted by TVDM major, Kaitlyn Schoeffel and directed by TVDM major, Jennifer Conod.
Barring pre-emption*, CARPE DIEM airs on the following stations: