The Brooklyn Daily Eagle is reporting that Bishop Kearney High School is partnering with MSG Varsity, a Cablevision-owned channel that covers high school sports, in a move that will grant students direct access to the media outlet.
According to the article, students of the Catholic college prep will be able to produce original programming that’s based on events from their daily lives. It would essentially allow aspiring athletes and journalists to tell their own stories to the world. (It would also give Cablevision lots of free content but hey, let’s try to stay positive here, people -J.T.)
From Daily Eagle:
“Through our media creation program, MSG Varsity is able to provide students with valuable 21st century skills that will transfer beyond high school,” said Jennifer Ostrager, vice president, High School Partnerships & Education Strategy, MSG Varsity. “We are looking forward to working with The Bishop Kearney High School and providing a positive environment for their students to create and share their stories with their friends, families and communities.
“Bishop Kearney is honored to be the first and only all-girls high school in Brooklyn to partner with MSG Varsity,” said Bishop Kearney Principal Sister Thomasine Stagnitta, CSJ. “Our students eagerly await the start of the new school year to begin their broadcast careers.”
The original, student-created programming is expected to begin airing on MSG Varsity Interactive (channel 614 for Cablevision customers) in the fall. Certain select features will also be seen on MSG Varsity (channel 14).