Raven Watch announced as national finalist

Anderson, Ind. — A program produced by Anderson University communication students has been named a finalist in a national sports-media contest sponsored by the Sports Video Group. “Raven Watch,” a product of the AU student newspaper, is contending for recognition as Outstanding Program Series, student-produced media division, of the SVG College Sports Media Awards contest.

“We think of ‘Raven Watch’ as being an ESPN-style show about AU athletics,” said Dr. David Baird, newspaper adviser and a professor in the AU Department of Communication and Design Arts. The weekly program features game highlights as well as news and feature stories about AU teams and athletes. The production and technical staff consists of students in a practicum taught by Professor David Armstrong.

“We have some very talented students on-camera as well as behind the camera,” Baird added, “and of course we’re proud that their work is being recognized by an association of sports-media professionals.”

“Raven Watch” has been hosted since its 2016 inception by journalism major Lindsay Stone BA ’18, who joined the staff of a television station in South Bend this month. Additional members of the staff during the most-recent semester were AU students Dee Allen, Chrishaun Beasley, Alec Brown, Isaac Ferguson, Milly Hensley, Ian Lane, Mac Mullins, and Dylan Thompson.

The show may be viewed at andersonian.com and on the City of Anderson’s cable-television channel. It is sponsored by the Steve Folgate Agency.

Contest winners will be announced during the Sports Video Group’s “College Summit” in Atlanta, Georgia, May 30-June 1. The SVG was established in 2006 to support the professional community that relies on video, audio and broadband technologies to produce and distribute sports content. Hundreds of video professionals from around the country are planning to attend the group’s annual meeting.

Contact Professor David Baird at dabaird@anderson.edu or (765) 641-4341 with any questions. More information can be found at svgcollege.com/2018finalists.

Anderson University is a private, liberal arts institution in Anderson, Indiana with a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service in the church and society. Anderson University is recognized among top colleges by U.S. News and World ReportColleges of Distinction, and The Princeton Review. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university now offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in businessmusic education, and theology.

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