Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Media advisory--Madison High School Dedicates New Broadcast Journalism & Multimedia Facility

MEDIA ADVISORY December 6, 2011
Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter (619) 546-3378

Madison High School Dedicates New Broadcast Journalism & Multimedia Production Facility

WHAT:  San Diego Unified School District's Madison High School is dedicating its new state-of-the-art broadcast journalism and multimedia production facility. The 3,250-square-foot, high-definition television broadcast studio will house the College, Career and Technical Education's broadcast journalism program within Madison's School of the Arts. The program prepares students for careers in the arts, media and entertainment industries upon graduation.

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, 10:30-10:45 a.m.-speakers and ribbon-cutting ceremony; 10:45-11:30 a.m.-tours and mock news broadcasts, refreshments and post-event interviews

WHERE: 4833 Doliva Drive, San Diego, CA 92117 (north side of campus). Directions to dedication site: From Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, turn south on Doliva Drive, drive east on Kesling Street, then turn right into the parking lot.  Proceed through the gate, and park in the area adjacent to the new facility.

VISUALS: Mock news broadcasts, control room, studio, production rooms, and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

INTERVIEWS (English and Spanish): Principal Richard Nash, students in the broadcast journalism program, Board of Education Vice President John Lee Evans (the board member who represents Madison HS), Executive Director of Facilities Planning in Construction Lee Dulgeroff (oversees the implementation of Prop. S), and Director of College, Career and Technical Education Shawn Loescher. Evans will be available to do interviews in Spanish.

BACKGROUND: The $2.6 million CCTE project was funded by a California Proposition 1D grant and Proposition S. The new building includes a two-set broadcast studio with an adjacent eight-workstation control room, one classroom, three editing rooms, and a machine room with computerized processing and distribution equipment. Project partners include architects Westberg + White and Suffolk ROEL Construction.

On November 4, 2008, nearly 69 percent of the voters in San Diego passed the $2.1 billion general obligation bond measure, Prop. S, so that San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) could repair, renovate and revitalize more than 200 schools.  The state-of-the art broadcast journalism and multimedia production facility is one of 22 College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) projects constructed under the Prop. S (local) and Prop. 1D (state) bond programs. This broadcast/production facility is the second new CCTE facility at Madison High School. A year ago, Madison dedicated its new state-of-the art automotive facility. In addition to those two facilities, the school's stadium was completely renovated last year thanks to Prop. S. These projects represent an investment of more than $13 million into Madison High School and the Clairemont community.

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Cynthia Reed-Porter, Communications Supervisor | Communications Office | San Diego Unified School District
Offices: (619) 725-5579 or (858) 637-3607 | Mobile: (619) 546-3378 | E-mail: creed-porter@sandi.net

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