Broadcasting focuses on creating programs for Radio and Television. The student will learn the creative and technical aspects of producing complete Broadcast Projects. Journalistic reporting is stressed and the dynamics of effective communication is reinforced through electronic news gathering and Internet research. Through High Tech's own Radio Station, WHIT, the student will have the opportunity to develop and produce his/her own radio programs. A new state-of-the art Digital Radio Station with enhanced web streaming capabilities has been constructed in the School's Cafeteria. The new WHIT Web Page will allow for easier access with more sophisticated educational resources. This course will set the foundation for a career in Communications and Journalism.
Instructor: Chris DePierro
Chris DePierro teaches Broadcasting at High Tech, where he has been a teacher for six years. A graduate of William Paterson University, Mr DePierro is currently at work on his Master’s Degree. Prior to becoming a teacher, Mr. DePierro spent fifteen years as a video editor for NBC Universal and the SyFy Network. In the classroom, Mr. DePierro subscribes to a hands-on, project-based learning philosophy. Beyond the halls of HTHS, Mr. DePierro hosts the podcast, “LIVE from Jersey with Silvana Mastrolia and Chris DePierro.” He is also an award-winning independent filmmaker, a AEA Union Broadway actor, and has created, written, and directed 4 Off-Broadway shows.