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News from the Hill October 29, 2008 | back to index

Inaugural Director of ANTS new MBS Media Center Hired

President Nick Carter announced today that Robert Craigue, an Emmy Award winning videographer, editor and producer, has been hired as the first Director of the Massachusetts Bible Society MEDIA CENTER at Andover Newton.

Craigue brings more than 30 years of experience to the position. For a major portion of his career he worked for WBZ-TV (CBS-Boston) as a videographer, editor and producer, playing a major role in the airing of programs like “Sundays with Liz Walker,” and providing news coverage for political, sports and community events. Craigue has also worked in set design and construction for groups like the Boston Ballet and for feature films like “The Witches of Eastwick.”  He has been nominated for
13 Emmy Awards (local) and was awarded two for outstanding achievements in film editing.

Craigue will be the inaugural director of the new Media Center at Andover Newton, funded in part by a major grant from the Massachusetts Bible Society. In this role he will have three primary areas of
responsibility: 1. work with students to advance their media IQ and skills; 2. work with faculty to both enhance their classroom media use and leverage their scholarship to reach a wider national and international audience; and 3) work with churches and other non-profits to produce high quality media resources. Among the things that are envisioned are a certificate in “Media and the Contemporary Church,” DVD portfolios for every ANTS graduate, a streaming video library, and a series of DVD and CD resources for use in the local church. Andover Newton and the Massachusetts Bible Society will also work with Bob to develop some joint resources targeted at Biblical literacy and giving a more sophisticated media voice to the progressive church community.

Under Mr. Craigue’s direction the school has already purchased a host of new media resources (high quality digital cameras, lighting, audio equipment, editing computers and software, etc) and they are just completing the construction of a state-of-the-art recording and editing studio. Craigue will be recruiting a cadre of students to work with him on filming, directing and editing a wide range of resources when he begins his work January 3rd, 2009.

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