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November 17, 2017

Meet Antonio Ortiz

As Director of Marketing & Strategy at NJTV News With Mary Alice Williams, Antonio Ortiz creates strategies and materials to grow the series’ audience. He also provides data and insights to cultivate financial support for its operation. “Because of my background and interests, I am a digital catalyst of sorts in the newsroom, encouraging everyone [...]

November 15, 2017

Popular Political Sites Name NJTV News’ Correspondents to 2017 “Power Lists”

Two popular political media sites have named NJTV News correspondents to their annual Power Lists for 2017. PolitickerNJ ranks NJTV News Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron #6 on the political website's 2017 Power List (at right). The annual ranking cites the "top 100 party bosses and operatives, lobbyists and activists, lawyers and media figures in New [...]

“Inspiring Woman” is Positively Charged at Preview Screening & Panel Event

[caption id="attachment_3682" align="alignright" width="200"] "Inspiring Woman" Supervising Producer Kait Hoehne speaks about the inaugural series.[/caption] On November 7, 2017, American Masters held a preview event for its inaugural web series, Inspiring Woman at Electropositive, a co-working space that focuses on social innovation and impact. The evening included a panel discussion with three women featured: Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, the [...]

November 13, 2017

WNET and Ernst & Young Co-Host Veterans Day Luncheon, Panel Discussion

On Friday, November 10, 2017 WNET and Ernst & Young (EY) co-hosted a luncheon event and panel discussion in honor of Veterans Day. The first-time collaboration between WNET and EY came about through conversations with WNET trustee Ellen Hives, who is a partner at Ernst & Young. The event was a continuation of WNET and [...]

November 6, 2017

NJTV News’ David Cruz Interviews NJ Film Director At Teaneck International Film Festival

This weekend at the annual Teaneck International Film Festival, NJTV News Senior Correspondent David Cruz moderated a Q&A session with Steven Fischler, Director/Producer of the New Jersey-based documentary, Five Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History. The film, based upon a memoir by local journalist Helene Stapinski, regales the writer’s tale of growing up in Jersey City [...]

November 3, 2017

Meet Melissa Major

As a Digital Producer in WNET’s Interactive Engagement Group, Melissa Major works on website management, content creation, and project management. “I started overseeing the Great Performances website last October, around the time of the Hamilton’s America premiere (a very exciting first episode to work on). I collaborate with the Great Performances production unit and the [...]

“American Masters” Wins Critics’ Choice Documentary Award

Last night, at the second annual Critics' Choice Documentary Awards, American Masters won an award for "Best Ongoing Documentary Series." Joe Skinner, Series Associate Producer, accepted on behalf of Michael Kantor and the entire American Masters team. The Vietnam War was also recognized last night for "Best Documentary Series." The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards honor the finest [...]

November 1, 2017

WNET & New York Public Library Partnership Brings Poe to Communities Across NYC

WNET partnered with the New York Public Library to host preview screenings at library branches throughout the city in the week leading up to Monday night’s American Masters — Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive premiere. Eleven libraries across Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island hosted screenings as a part of this ongoing partnership that brings American Masters films directly into New York City [...]

The Friends of THIRTEEN Celebrates 50 Years of Landmark Moments & Accomplishments

Today, November 1, 2017, The Friends of THIRTEEN marked its 50th Anniversary as ambassadors for public broadcasting in the New York community with a celebration at the Metropolitan Club. The gala luncheon revisited landmark moments and accomplishments through 50 years of WNET’s history. Neal Shapiro, President and CEO of WNET, welcomed guests and thanked the Friends [...]

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