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BEAT Video Program – A Winning Team!

The award-winning BEAT Video Program is unique. Since 2000, more than 500 students in grades six through 12 have had the opportunity to write news stories, conduct on-camera interviews, edit, shoot and direct more than 2,000 programs that air on our Educational Access Channel 22, the BEAT.

In 2011, these young people began to take over management of the station and Program as it evolved into a student-driven program. Each first, second and veteran student (many of whom are in middle school) produce six print and video news stories that spotlight activities/events throughout Brunswick, Medina County and beyond. Their articles not only appear on the BEAT and various web sites, but are often selected by area newspapers with bylines by our students.

Television channels also see the news videos and send crews out to cover interesting stories. Students begin to edit programs in the second year and step into management roles in their third year and beyond.

Finally, the Program would not exist if not for the generous support of over 80 businesses who contributed over $150,000 in funds, equipment and services during the early years of the BEAT’s formation. This was used towards the purchase of state-of-the-art video production equipment in 2007.

The BEAT is totally self-funded – receiving no operating or maintenance dollars from the Brunswick City School District or cable franchise fees from the City of Brunswick. Sponsors (each pledging $3,000 annually towards the BEAT) make it all possible.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact John Wasylko, BEAT Video Program Advisor, at (330) 273-0522 or via email: jwasylko@bcsoh.org