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Baruch College Wins 2020 Telly Awards for Excellence in Video Production



Baruch College Wins 2020 Telly Awards for Excellence in Video Production.

For the third consecutive year, Baruch College earned Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens.

This year, Baruch won a silver award and a bronze award in the annual 41st competition where the 2020 theme was “Telling Great Stories.”

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is judged by a specially selected council, which is comprised of video and television experts from among the most prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology. More than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents compete to receive the annual award.

Baruch College’s 2020 Award-Winning Videos

Silver Telly: Trending@Baruch: Voter Registration

The “Trending@Baruch: Voter Registration” video won a Silver Telly in the category of Social Video: Social Impact. 

This one-minute video highlights how Baruch College joined a nationwide effort to promote National Voter Registration Day. Baruch’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) championed the cause by hosting events on campus, and the student organization got 253 people registered to vote for the first time or re-registered due to a specific reason, such as a change of address.

Watch: “Trending@Baruch: Voter Registration”

Bronze Telly: Faces of Social Mobility: The Baruch College Fund

The “Faces of Social Mobility: The Baruch College Fund” video won a Bronze Telly in the Non-Broadcast: Educational institution category.

This two-minute video captures how the Baruch College Fund (BCF), established in 1969, helps promote the educational welfare of Baruch students. Helen Mills, first female president of the BCF, explains in the video what makes Baruch College a social mobility leader.

Watch: “Faces of Social Mobility: The Baruch College Fund”

Baruch Storytelling thru Video 

In 2017, Baruch College hired its first-ever multimedia production manager to visually, and more effectively, communicate Baruch stories from across campus. Since that time, more than 150 videos have been produced working with the three schools, institution units and departments, as well as launching two ongoing programs, “Baruch Rocks” and “Trending@Baruch.” 

“When I joined Baruch College, there was great need to produce in-house multimedia materials you would otherwise get from an agency or production company,” said Multimedia Production Manager Nicolas Caccese, who has nearly 15 years of experience in this industry. “My job is to find creative ways to maximize opportunities to share the Baruch story through digital and multimedia channels. Being honored by the Telly Awards in 2020, 2019, and 2018 alongside major news agencies, production companies and advertisement agencies, is a recognition to be shared among our many campus partners as we work together.”

Caccese also brings his skills and knowledge off the Baruch campus, as he is an adjunct teacher of film and media production at St. John’s University.

“Our constant efforts at Baruch to find creative storytelling always gives me fresh ideas to share with my students,” Caccese added. “I also get to see their perspectives when they’re constructing their own stories. So watching my students find their voices enlightens me how to be a better storyteller for the entire Baruch community.

Subscribe: See all of Baruch College’s published videos on our YouTube channel here.

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(Story published on 5/29/20)

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