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Comcast Cable Channel 21
On the Mainland and Long Beach Island

Presenting programming produced by the students and faculty of the Southern Regional School District

About The Program

Television Production Introduction: 

This entry-level course teaches students the basic techniques of television production.  Technical and communication skills are emphasized for successful broadcast performance related to the television industry.  Students learn production equipment, the art of visual storytelling, multi-camera set ups, and the script writing process; in order to foster an individual shooting style.



Television Production Intermediate: 

This second level course focuses on news production.  Students will concentrate on creating a news broadcast style, interviewing techniques, studio crew positions, 3-Point lighting systems, studio lighting, writing for news, and live field productions.  In addition students begin competing in film and news contests at the national and state level. 



News Broadcasting: 

This course builds on the broadcast skills learned in the introduction and intermediate classes.  Advanced broadcasting will be practiced as the students work together under tight time constraints and production deadlines creating content for the daily announcements and for Channel 21.  Students will focus on covering all aspects of news productions including writing for news, live studio reports, field report, guest interviews, and special features. 



Advanced Filming:

This course builds on the film making skills learned in the introduction and intermediate classes. Film production introduces new advanced techniques in directing, producing, casting, screenwriting, lighting techniques, sound recording, methods of color grading, adobe after effects, and new emerging technology.  Students focus on mastering these film concepts through the creative storytelling process.  

Mission Statement

Under the auspices of the Board of Education and the guidance of the Administration, it is the mission of the Southern News Network to provide the viewing public of our District with high quality informative and entertaining programming. This mission will be accomplished in conjunction with a second charge; namely, the development of our Television Broadcast students’ ability to competently perform the “on air” and “off air” tasks related to the production of the programming viewed by our public. These responsibilities direct the energies of everyone involved with the mission of the Southern News Network.





A graduate of Southern Regional High School who began her television tenure as a student in the modern media class. She moved on to study at Rowan University where she obtained her Bachelors of Arts with a specialization in Radio, Television, and Film. After college, she went on to work in the reality television field working for major cable networks like Fox, ABC Family, TLC, Travel Channel, and HGTV. Before returning to Southern, Leaha taught television production in Wall Township.

(609) 597-9481 Ext. 2388

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Before beginning a career in education, Kyle worked professionally at CBS News in Manhattan, NY. There he worked with CBS News' Investigative Unit and  National desk before becoming a Producer for CBS News Marketing and Promotions. Kyle is a graduate of Rutgers University where he obtained a degree in Journalism and media studies with a minor in digital communication, information and media. He also has an Associate's degree from Ocean County College in Digital Mass Media. Kyle began his teaching career at Atlantic County Institute of Technology. While at ACIT Kyle taught video production and graphic design.

(609) 597-9481 Ext. 2531

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Having served as Technical Director of Stafford Township Arts Center, Taylor Brennan is well versed in entertainment technologies, production design, broadcast production and technology, audio engineering and systems design.  A graduate of Southern Regional High School, his skills are now utilized in the fine and performing arts, tv production and the technology department. Taylor now manages various production aspects for the entire Southern Regional School District and continues his other commitments to professional productions such as the Super Bowl Halftime Show for the NFL, etc.

(609) 597-9481 Ext. 4557

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