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VIDEO: City College student TV news program nominated for Emmy

Newscene, student Noelle Mortensen were nominated for regional student award
Vicky Pineda, Multimedia Journalist May 7, 2021
San Diego City College’s Newscene and multimedia journalist Noelle Mortensen were nominated for regional student Emmy, the Pacific Southwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Services announced Sunday. 
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VIDEO: City College drama students react in the moment of the Chauvin verdict

The Festival of New Plays will stream online starting April 29
Noelle Mortensen, Multimedia Journalist April 26, 2021
Four San Diego City College drama students had just completed a performance of a moving one-act play about social justice entitled “How We Talk About Racism” when another student announced the verdict in the case of Derek Chauvin was about to be read.
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D'Marcus Andrus

MAGAZINE: Marine veteran writes next chapter of his music story

City College home to music evolution of D’Marcus Andrus
Will Mauriz, Multimedia Journalist March 11, 2021
The musical origin story of D’Marcus Andrus puts him on the streets of Japan setting up flyers for underground rap shows. Hw is now president of City College's Music Club.
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Marissa Gonzalez will graduate San Diego City College with five semesters of Newscene under her belt. By Jonny Rico/City Times

Marissa Gonzales signing off from City College’s Newscene

Gonzlaez will be transferring to SDSU while working at One America News Network.
Jonny Rico , Editor-in-Chief May 23, 2019
Being a good writer is not enough for the world of television and journalism, this is something Marissa Gonzalez learned while studying at San Diego City College. 
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Laura Castañeda at Newscene studio

RTVF professor announces retirement from City College

Professor Laura Castañeda will put an end to her nearly two-decade City College career.
Marissa Gonzales, Sports Editor November 27, 2018
Professor Laura Castañeda is the editorial advisor for San Diego City College’s Newscene, a 30-minute weekly newscast produced by students. After this semester, she is leaving City College and the department that she has dedicated her life and career to for nearly two decades.
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City College’s Newscene latest victim of campus flooding (video & story)

For the second time in two weeks, ceiling water floods campus rooms, this time the studio and control room of Newscene.
Harlan Burnett and Jonny Rico October 5, 2018
San Diego City College’s news program Newscene was rained out of its home studio on Oct. 5 due to a flood.
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Onward and Upward

Journalism students shine after community college education
Ikedra King, Arts Editor April 18, 2018

Underrecognized majors at San Diego City College such as Radio, TV, Film and Digital Journalism programs have continued to produce successful contributors to their respective fields of news and entertainment....

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Crystal Martinez told the district's trustees that she is concerned the class cuts in the RTVF program will hurt her ability to get a job. She was one of four City students who spoke at the meeting. Courtesy photo from

Students plea for support RTVF classes

Thomas Chesy April 28, 2016

After a dramatic plea by City College’s students and faculty to district trustees, Chancellor Constance Carroll outlined ways the administration plans to support the Radio, TV, Film program though...

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These cameras were recovered by City College from the Palace Pawn Shop near campus. Photo credit: Collette Carroll

Thefts from RTVF Dept. span decade

Collette Carroll March 23, 2016

A City Times review of campus police logs shows that City College's Radio, Television and Film (RTVF) Department reported at least 10 incidents of theft of its equipment as far back as 2007. The thefts...

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Suspect identified in theft of cameras

Collette Carroll February 10, 2016

A suspect was arrested Wednesday in connection with the theft of four cameras that were taken from the Radio, Television and Film Department over the winter break, the department’s chair said. Two...

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RTVF to celebrate return to remodeled home

Oisis Jones February 6, 2016

Department will honor founder  Hope Shaw. Radio, Television, and Film Department staff members will welcome back alumni on Feb. 6 with an open house to celebrate the return to their newly...

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Life behind the screen(writer)

Longtime San Diego City College screenwriting professor Russell Redmond recalls his adventurous life in TV, cinema and education
Angelica Wallingford January 16, 2016

In the quiet corner of the first floor of the L building, students stagger out into the unusually hot September sun on their last in-class session of Introduction to Screenwriting class. Left behind was...

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