Carpe Diem

Student Productions -- School of Communication and Media

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

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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.

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An interview with the executive editor of the Associated Press - This week on Carpe Diem

Airing on CARPE DIEM December 8th – 12th, 2014

On this week’s Carpe Diem, host Merrill Brown, director of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University talks with Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of The Associated Press, Kathleen Carroll. Kathleen has built an extraordinary career as an editor, taking on assignments ranging from news editor at AP’s Newark bureau to business editor for the International Herald Tribune in Paris and then back at the Associated Press as the Washington Bureau news editor.

She’s now AP’s Senior Vice President and Executive Editor overseeing a staff of over two thousand journalists working in over one hundred countries. She is also a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board and is joining the School of Communication and Media board here at Montclair State this year.  And in a journalism world in which women are shockingly underrepresented, Kathleen - running the editorial operation that sets the national news agenda - is the most powerful woman in American journalism and perhaps in the world.

This episode was produced and hosted by Merrill Brown and directed by TVDM major, Gabrielle Terkhanian.

Barring pre-emption, CARPE DIEM airs on the following stations

CABLEVISION  Bergen Channel 77:    Mondays at 5:00 PM
COMCAST Union Channel  26:    Tuesdays at 9:00 PM
CABLEVISION Morris  Channel  21:   Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
CABLEVISION Paterson Channel 75:   Fridays at 6:00 PM  
MONTCLAIR Channel 34:  TBA

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