Montclair News Lab is Montclair State University’s first student-produced In studio and remote newscast airing on Montclair Township’s Local Access Channel 34. Delivering the biggest stories from on campus and around Montclair in collaboration with other Montclair State University media brands, the 15-minute program seeks to foster connectivity between the town and university as well as provide real-world experience to students involved.
Location: Studio A, Montclair State University’s School of Communication and Media. A stunning, contemporary set for programming of any kind that involves people in discussion.
Airing on: Channel 34 in Montclair.
Montclair News Lab works in collaboration with other Montclair State University media brands in the School of Communication and Media to combine their most compelling stories of the week for the broadcast.
These include the following:
Campus newspaper: The Montclarion
Campus radio station: 90.3 WMSC
Campus public affairs program: Wired Jersey
Montclair News Lab is led by faculty advisors as well as the program’s student anchors and producers.
Faculty Advisor: Mark Effron, Coordinator of the School of Communication and Media’s News Lab and professor of Television and Digital Media
Faculty Advisor: Vernard Gantt, Coordinator of the School of Communication and Media’s News Lab and professor of Television and Digital Media
Faculty Advisor: Steve McCarthy, News Producer for the School of Communication and Media and professor of media production
Senior Producers: Cristal Santos, Louis Biondollilo, Nick Vitagliano, Carter Winner, Gabby Taylor, Michael DeMatteo
Anchor: Bernice Ndegwa
Anchor: Ryan Byreta
Editor: Michael Banovic