Facilities

The Newhouse School’s three-building complex is a leading-edge learning environment where you’ll be exposed to the tools and technologies used by professionals in the field.

Highlights

Dick Clark Studios

Named for legendary entertainer and alumnus Dick Clark ’51, the Dick Clark Studios are a high-tech entertainment production environment that rivals many Hollywood studios. Features include a full soundstage suitable for live or digitally recorded productions; digital workflow that integrates studio and post-production facilities; a virtual studio that accommodates green screen production, still photography, digital cinema film-style production and other media applications; and high-definition production capability throughout the studios and control rooms, with the ability to shoot film-style 3-D production.

Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation

The Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation is the creative hub where Newhouse expertise in content development and production meets the latest media technology and programming trends. Here, students are encouraged students to experiment with new technologies including drones, large format interactive screens, 360 cameras, and technology that supports the creation of virtual and augmented reality programming. The center facilitates the development of content for next-generation “screens” and distribution platforms, and for entirely new devices. Collaborations with industry partners seek to create products and programs that have value in the marketplace.

Diane and Bob Miron Digital News Center

The Diane and Bob Miron Digital News Center is dedicated primarily to news, talk and magazine-style production, with multimedia capabilities and a file-based digital media environment. It houses a contemporary news set, a green screen, state-of-the-art lighting systems and cameras. An additional set is available for cable-style host/interview or “talk show” formats, and a control room with space for observers rounds out the teaching environment.

A fully-produced, 30-minute, broadcast-quality show can be originated live from this facility, including real-time segments originating from other studios or remotes and packages that are played back from the video server.

Collaborative Media Room

The Collaborative Media Room provides a central, flexible point of convergence for different media, including web, video, television and print production. The NewsHouse, the school’s student-produced multimedia news site, is headquartered here.

W2O Emerging Insights Lab

The W2O Emerging Insights Lab is a state-of-the-art social media command center that serves as a central hub for the interfacing of digital media monitored and researched by faculty and students throughout the Newhouse School. The lab serves as a multidisciplinary research center, focusing on analytics, artificial intelligence and digital and emerging media, as well as an active classroom and shared lab environment for projects undertaken by faculty and students.

Technology

Newhouse’s classrooms are web-ready and feature Keynote, Powerpoint and other programs that support advanced multimedia presentations.

Laboratory computers are equipped with motion graphics, 3D animation and research tools. Students learning about visual media have access to digital imaging, Final Cut editing, digital sound editing and Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Our professional photography studio offers Profoto D4 strobe equipment and lighting attachments, as well as HDSLR and digital Mamiya medium-format camera gear.

Field equipment includes dozens of digital video camera systems (HD tape and tapeless formats), lights, microphones and other production accessories.

Newsroom computers use the Associated Press Electronic News Production System, and students edit digital radio news stories using Audacity. Paperless workflow follows that of a professional network operation. 

Post-production facilities contain nonlinear editing stations (Avid, Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro); a 16-channel, digital music-recording studio; two digital post-production sound studios equipped with Pro Tools HD and 5.1 surround sound capabilities; an extensive sound effects and music collection; Photoshop, After Effects and Cinema 4D graphic systems; and an encoder and server for video streaming on the web.

The Newhouse School is an Avid and Apple authorized training partner and offers courses that lead to Avid certification.