The Mind Behind It: WORLD Watch
In 2020 WORLD News, a well established christian news outlet, decided that they wanted to create a new way to reach their youth audience. At the time they had many kid magazines and projects, but they they decided that a short daily video series would be the perfect way to reach a young audience. They began planning and aimed to create two minute videos every day and post them to their YouTube. They quickly realized that two minutes simply would not be enough time to cover everything, and planned to expand to three minutes and longer.
In early 2020, WORLD approached meteorologist and broadcaster of 18 years Brian Basham to help consult on this new project. This resulted in Brian joining the team full time in March of 2020 as the Program Director and Host. Shortly after this, the world was put on pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead of letting this slow down production, WORLD saw that there was an even greater need for this tool since so many kids were now at home. The new WORLD Watch amped up production and began to post to YouTube and then fully launched in August of 2020. WORLD Watch is now a 10 minute daily show subscription featuring current events and news.
Creating the show.
WORLD Watch creates entertaining 10 minute videos that focus on informing youth about today's events and important news. The process of creating these episodes is incredibly intricate and requires the hard work of many people. WORLD Watch does an amazing job crafting intentional and interesting shows every single day. In every video, WORLD Watch aims to instill key elements.
Using these guidelines, WORLD Watch everyday works as a team to compile, write, shoot, and edit their 10 minute daily shows. The level of professionalism and incredible coverage is impressive to say the least.
WORLD Watch has a unique ability to target difficult conversations and topics happening here and around the world. Often time Christians have a tendency to avoid what is happening in the world, but when they are forced to face issues they are often unprepared. So, WORLD Watch takes a different approach. They are going to deal with the hard topics, but from a biblical worldview so that the younger generation can learn the skill of discernment and put it into practice. Discernment is not an ability children are born with, it is a skill that must be taught and practiced. WORLD Watch is the perfect tool to help students hone this skill.
Bring WORLD Watch to your school!
Are you looking for a tool that will help engage your students in beneficial conversations and help create stimulating classroom conversation? WORLD Watch is the perfect tool to add to your daily classroom routine to add interest and foster a lifelong desire to engage with the world confidently.
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