C-SPAN part­ners with Me­di­a­com to bring ed­u­ca­tional, in­ter­ac­tive bus to Colum­bus

Ledger-Enquirer - - Local - BY MIKE HASKEY [email protected]

C-SPAN part­nered with Me­di­a­com to bring CSPAN’s 45-foot mo­tor coach to Colum­bus on Thurs­day to ed­u­cate stu­dents and com­mu­nity mem­bers about their pub­lic-ser­vice re­sources.

The bus stopped at North­side High School be­fore head­ing down­town and park­ing in front of Colum­bus State Univer­sity’s NPACE Cen­ter.

C-Span’s in­ter­ac­tive bus in­cludes 11 large-screen tablets de­tail­ing their pro­gram­ing and ed­u­ca­tional re­sources, a smartTV and class­room area, a high-def­i­ni­tion tele­vi­sion stu­dio for tap­ing and live pro­gram­ming, a 360- de­gree video sta­tion and a selfie sta­tion.

C-SPAN rep­re­sen­ta­tive Joel Ba­con said it was a chance to share knowl­edge about C-SPAN and ed­u­cate peo­ple about where they fit in to­day’s me­dia land­scape.

“We love talk­ing about non-par­ti­san me­dia and how C-SPAN is a lit­tle bit unique in the realm of news,” he said.

Ba­con said C-SPAN isn’t re­ally a break­ing news chan­nel, but more of a pub­lic-af­fairs chan­nel.

“What we do is just show what’s go­ing on and not tell any­body what to think about it,” he said.

Dur­ing the North­side stop, they also pro­moted Stu­den­tCam, a doc­u­men­tary film com­pe­ti­tion for high school and mid­dle school stu­dents with awards to­tal­ing $100,000 for the 150 win­ners. The grand prize is $5,000 for the win­ning 5-to-6 minute doc­u­men­tary. This year’s theme of “What does it mean to be Amer­i­can?” asks stu­dents to pick a con­sti­tu­tional right, his­toric event, or na­tional trait and show how it de­fines the Amer­i­can ex­pe­ri­ence.

The stop was part of tour through South Carolina, Flor­ida, Ge­or­gia and Ten­nessee. Go to www.ledger-enquirer.com for video from the event.

MIKE HASKEY [email protected]

ABOVE: The Colum­bus Gov­ern­ment Cen­ter is re­flected in the front wind­shield of C-SPAN’s 45-foot in­tere­ac­tive and ed­u­ca­tional mo­tor coach. BE­LOW: Steve Devoney, right, a C-SPAN me­dia spe­cial­ist, gives a tour Thurs­day af­ter­noon of C-SPAN’s ed­u­ca­tional and in­ter­ac­tive mo­tor coach.

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