STUDIO 86/amCentral / Broadcast Journalism


Studio 86 is a working television studio located in Rm 138 of Springfield Central High School. It is the hub of the broadcast journalism program at Central and the home of amCentral, the live, student-produced morning news show that airs daily on the school’s in-house feed and streams live over the web. (Link available on Studio webpage.) Under the direction of Mr. Jim Adamopoulos, the Studio 86 homeroom crew produces not only amCentral but tapes and broadcast a variety of other school-related events, including school plays, musicals, academic and arts activities, athletics etc. The starting point for any students wishing to be a part of the program is through the first level Broadcast Journalism course.

Course Offerings:

The Broadcast Journalism (video production) courses at Springfield Central High are offered as electives through the English Department.

They include :


Currently students use a variety of HD-Camcorders (Canon and Sony) and mics for field production. Our studio is in line for an upgrade to HD studio cameras with an HD-SDI switcher. Students edit on i-mac computers using a non-linear editing program (Final Cut Express). Student use of the equipment is governed by a permission/release form in which the students/parent guardian accepts responsibility for the safe-keeping of the equipment (including cost of replacement or repair) while it is in their possession.


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