Started as a regional publication, School Video News has grown in popularity and content since its inception in 2007. Originally a four page newsletter featuring product recommendations and a single case study, SVN includes articles on all aspects of K-12 video production: lighting and audio, set construction tips, increasing production values, case studies, projects and profiles of other schools. In addition to technical articles by industry professionals, there are product reviews, student projects, event coverage, and industry/academic news as it relates to TV/Video production.
"Over time, we have seen many teachers who with little or no TV production experience or training suddenly being put in the role of creating not just a curriculum, but in some cases an entire production facility,” says John Churchman, publisher of School Video News. “One of our primary goals is to help teachers expose, train and nurture an on-going technical competence and understanding in those students that demonstrate an aptitude and interest in TV production as a possible career after graduation.”
School Video News is published monthly. Subscriptions are free.
Ashley Nicole Beck, Special Projects Manager, Social Networking
Ashley Nicole Beck is a second year student at Tulsa Technology Center. She started in her eleventh grade year, receiving hands on training in all aspects of television production. She has produced several in-class projects such as newscasts, short videos, documentaries and a music video for the “Hip Hop Cops”. Ashley is an active participant in the SkillsUSA TV Broadcast competitions.
She plans to continue her study in TV Media at Oral Roberts University.
Madison Campbell, Education Editor
For the past two years Madison Campbell has been a member of the Advanced Media Program in Fort Worth, Texas. During that time she wrote for and anchored/directed a daily newscast for EDTV. She also served as a spokesperson for numerous FWISD special video projects and PSA’s.
Madison’s news team won 2nd place at the National Leadership and Skills Conference for SkillsUSA competition this past summer. She also won 1st place at the state level in Job Demonstration Open for Leatherworking and advanced to Nationals. Madison has been involved in SkillsUSA for the past three years and has received many awards in both video and broadcast competitions.
Being community oriented and an active volunteer, Madison has served as her school’s Student Body President, DASH (Drugs, Alcohol, Safety and Heath) Committee Chairperson and Campus Representative for Fort Worth’s United Voices for Change. She has also worked with several churches as both a children’s worship leader and music coordinator in and around the Fort Worth area for the past six years.
Madison now attends Abilene Christian University where she is plans to major in Convergence Journalism and Music Education.
Lee Mendez, Graphic Designer
Lee Mendez got his introduction to television and video working on Austin (TX) High School's K-AHS daily news show. He now produces visual effects for local Austin filmakers, and is interested in all aspects of the production process. When he is not creating graphics for SVN-TV and his other clients, Lee wins video contests around Austin.
He is attending the University of Texas at Austin as a RTF major. His goal is to start his own production company.
Jordan Rice, Special Events Producer
Jordan Rice is a junior in High School in upstate New York. She is a member of the National Honor Society, a member of Cortland County Youth Leadership, Co-Captain of the Varsity Cheerleading Squad, part of the Rotary Youth Leadership, a member of drama club where she acts in school plays, and treasurer of French club.
She is Editor of her school’s district newspaper The Lion's Roar sent to 1,900 readers. Jordan has been published in 2011 and 2012 in the Syracuse Post Standard for Student Voices. Some School Video News articles include stories with the New York Giants, Orange County Choppers, Ironman 70.3, and Courtside to Get the Shot at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. Jordan hopes to attend college to pursue a career in Sports Journalism.