CUMMING — “Studio Forsyth,” a new platform for information and entertainment, debuts today on forsythnews.com.
Studio Forsyth is a magazine-style news video show about positive things — from school functions and events to community features and citizen profiles — happening in Forsyth County.
Viewers can expect a fast-paced look into the county in each new episode, which will be posted on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to the Forsyth County News’ website.
“Studio Forsyth is really going to be the premier video show for Forsyth County,” said Vince Johnson, publisher of the Forsyth County News. “It’s a bold step into what we see as the future of media — print products combining with video and mobile and social media, reaching our community in as many ways as possible.”
Featuring two stories from the community, Studio Forsyth will run 6 to 8 minutes per episode, a much shorter time span than a traditional broadcast news program.
“We want to value people’s time,” Johnson said. “Especially on the Internet, attention spans are getting shorter and shorter. We want to engage with our community and provide residents with the information they desire in an as efficient way as possible. We believe Studio Forsyth does that.”
Studio Forsyth is the latest in a growing number of video shows on forsythnews.com, a platform that has engaged many local viewers.
“We’ve had a great response from the community thus far,” said Josh Sutton, director of video production. “Students and parents have really gotten behind the things we’re doing with schools and sports, and Studio Forsyth should really just take it to another level.”
Kevin Atwill, editor of the Forsyth County News, agreed.
“There are many stories to tell in Forsyth County, and Studio Forsyth gives us another way to reach readers. We’re looking forward to seeing what it can become,” Atwill said.
In partnership with the Forsyth County News, Studio Forsyth is made possible by Country Folks Superstore, Georgia Highlands Medical Services and the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce.
Today’s premier episode will feature a history of the Cumming Country Fair & Festival and an insider’s look at the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office training for a worst-case scenario of a gunman at a school.
The host of each show is Jennifer Pointer, a digital sales specialist for forsythnews.com.
“We’re excited to get this going,” Pointer said. “It’s been fun creating this show, and we’re ready to show it to our community.”