WBNS-10TV announced on Sunday a bold initiative that will give the community a look into the future.
Central Ohio 2015, A Community Visioning Project, is a multimedia campaign that will give viewers unprecedented access to some of the community's top visionaries and help define what central Ohio will look like in the next five years.
The project debuted with a 60-second commercial that aired during Super Bowl XLIV.
Then, 10TV News HD will air a series of special reports that will cover Central Ohio 2015 from five perspectives: economics, technology, education, medical and cultural.
A key component to Central Ohio 2015, A Community Visioning Project, will be a special Web section on 10TV.com that will provide images of future development, forums for discussion, extended interviews with visionaries and user-generated content that will help tell the story of Central Ohio 2015.
As part of the community visioning project, WBNS-10TV sat down with some of the most influential leaders in central Ohio;
In addition to the leaders that helped shape our community, 10TV also speaks with future leaders that will guide our development and culture in Central Ohio 2015.
"The rate of change in our society is staggering," said Tom Griesdorn, WBNS-10TV president and general manager. "We want to be ahead of that change and give our viewers a mechanism to help formulate our future. Our sincere hope is to provide a connection between our viewers and our leaders for a community vision unlike anything else in the country. As a broadcasting leader we feel it is our obligation to be that catalyst and start the visioning process."
Central Ohio 2015, A Community Visioning Project is a station wide effort involving the news, marketing, public affairs, graphics and digital media departments of WBNS-10TV.
The Dispatch Broadcast Group includes WBNS-TV, WBNS-AM/FM, Ohio News Network and Radio Sound Network in Columbus,; WTHR-TV and WALV-LP in Indianapolis,; Dispatch Interactive Television in Columbus and Indianapolis.