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Award Winning Student Production “New Orleans | Raging Storms” to Air on NBC 4 New York/WNBC Streaming Channels

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Students in a group with a professor smiling during a class trip to New Orleans

From Red Carpet recognition in Los Angeles last month to the streaming airwaves in New York City this weekend, the New Orleans | Raging Storms program is a hit in the world’s top two media markets.

After 14 School of Communication and Media (SCM) students won two College Television Awards in Los Angeles on April 1 for their production of the program, the show will air on the NBC 4 New York/WNBC streaming channels. The Roku Channel, Peacock, Samsung TV Plus, Xumo Play and Amazon Fire TV  Channels will stream the program at 2 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. ET on Saturday May 13 and Sunday May 14. To watch, visit NBC New York’s website or for those who do not have a TV or any of the aforementioned streaming services, watch for free here.

Streaming the program is the latest addition to a partnership between SCM and NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU, which is enhancing the learning experience and providing career development opportunities for the School’s diverse group of future multimedia professionals. Through the partnership, students are benefitting from special events with WNBC station executives, guest speakers in the classroom, internship opportunities and other unique programs to create dynamic media content. Additionally, students are also benefitting from the gradual participation of Telemundo 47/WNJU executives and journalists, which will support Montclair’s growing curricular commitment to Spanish language reporting.

The students spent one week in New Orleans to work on the 30-minute program that won a College Television Award in the News category on April 1. The students also won the Seymour Bricker Humanitarian Award that recognizes a project focused on humanitarian efforts. The program was among 132 entries from teams at 35 universities nationwide. Only 21 programs in seven categories received nominations.

The New Orleans | Raging Storms program was produced in New Orleans over spring break in 2022 to report on two issues important to the students– Climate Change and Racial Injustice. The program included stories about how the New Orleans and surrounding areas dealt with increasingly violent storms, environmental racism, crime, music, the tourist economy and gentrification. The project was part of a class led by Professor Steve McCarthy and Professor David Sanders. The students spent weeks in preproduction and had a full schedule of filming in Louisiana for one week. After overcoming many challenges during their trip, the students returned to campus and spent the rest of the semester screening, writing, and editing.

Media Contact: Keith Green, SCM, 973-655-3701 or via