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Pirate Television

Pirate Television (Pirate TV)

Pirate Television (Pirate TV) is the student-run and student-managed news station of the College of Communication and the Arts and Seton Hall University. It is the only broadcast network on campus created by the students and for the students. Pirate TV provides students with first-hand experience in creating a professional-grade news product on both sides of the camera.

Pirate Television, Control RoomStarted in 1990, Pirate TV develops skills outside the classroom, preparing students to produce broadcast work in real-time. Pirate TV actively reports content every week. Monday through Wednesday, the station reports local and international news; weather; and sports. On Thursdays, the station hosts Hall Talk, a panel discussion dedicated to Seton Hall sports.

Pirate TV is open to all students, regardless of major. After completing orientation, students learn the layout of the program and can specify which areas they would like to learn more about. Students can experience different positions, easily discovering their broadcast niche.

On-camera positions include:

  • Main anchor
  • Sports anchor
  • Weather anchor
  • Hall Talk host
  • Hall Talk panelists
  • Hall Talk reporters (interviewing student-athletes post-game)

Off-camera positions include:

  • Director
  • Associate director
  • Producers
  • Floor managers
  • Camera operators
  • Switcher
  • Chyron operator
  • Tape operator
  • Shader
  • Audio operator
  • Prompt operator

Pirate Television, Filming Notable alumni of the program include: ESPN’s John Brickley ’06; MLB Network’s Emily Mastrobuoni ’15 and Gregory Snedeker ’14; NFL Network’s Lauren O’Connor ‘15; and Local Memphis’ Clayton Collier ’16.

Pirate TV’s most recent segments and productions are available through its YouTube channel. Updates and behind-the-scene images are also available on its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

For more information or if you’d like to get involved, please contact William Pace at william.pace@shu.edu or visit the Pirate TV studio in Fahy Hall, Room 35.

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