Campus News

News from Campus Comes to TV and Web

Story posted September 28, 2005

A team of Bowdoin students is bringing news from campus to television on "BCNews," a new weekly program broadcast on the Bowdoin Cable Network (BCN) and made available off campus via College's Web site. The program – begun a year ago by current juniors Priya Sridhar of Andover, Mass., and Alessandra Sozio of Dedham, Mass. – is produced with the help of more than two-dozen Bowdoin students serving as editors, correspondents, technicians, and producers.

"At BCNews we strive to offer comprehensive coverage of Bowdoin news, sports, and events."

“At BCNews we strive to offer comprehensive coverage of Bowdoin news, sports, and events, while at the same time offering campus perspectives about world news that affects college students,” said Sridhar, who co-anchors the broadcast with sophomore Dana Borowitz of Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. “Through interviews with prominent college authorities and faculty, as well as the regular students who make up our audience, we aim to provide an unbiased look at the issues that shape Bowdoin life.”

Sridhar and Sozio bring practical experience to the effort, having both spent the summer months working in the field of broadcast journalism – Sozio at the New England Sports Network (NESN) in Boston, and Sridhar at ABC News in New York.

Previous broadcasts of BCNews have included a tour of Bowdoin’s new environmentally friendly residence halls, an exclusive “hard hat tour” of other campus renovation and construction projects, footage from several athletic competitions, and interviews ranging from former presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich to Bowdoin College President Barry Mills.

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The twenty minute program is broadcast at the top of the hour, twenty-four hours a day on the Bowdoin Cable Network, Bowdoin’s student-run closed-circuit television network. Parents, alumni and others can watch the most recent episode online on the BCN website.

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