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April 3, 2017

The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addition Agencies Honor NJTV

The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) honored NJTV on Wednesday, April 3, 2017 at the 2017 Courage & Compassion Awards, held at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, NJ. More than 100 people attended the annual event, which honors individuals and organizations who contribute to the quality of life for children [...]

April 1, 2017

“Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly” Receives Two Wilbur Awards

Religion & NewsWeekly, which retains an online presence through its archives, has won two Wilbur Awards for segments Christians Combating Anti-Muslim Rhetoric (aired April 29, 2016) and Jews in Cochin, India (aired May 13, 2016). The honors for the respective segments were presented to Kim Lawton, managing editor and correspondent and Fred de Sam Lazaro, contributing [...]

March 31, 2017

Meet Kala DeStefano

As Senior Coordinator, Community Engagement for the Friends of Thirteen, Inc., Kala DeStefano works closely with Dorothy Pacella, executive director of the Friends of Thirteen. “I help the Friends connect THIRTEEN with the community by strengthening local partnerships, encouraging youth involvement with public media, developing and producing local initiatives, hosting events, and expanding grassroots awareness [...]

March 28, 2017

“Playing by the Rules: Ethics at Work” Kicks Off Leadership & Ethics Week at Columbia Business School

Yesterday evening Playing by the Rules Ethics at Work kicked off the annual Leadership and Ethics Week at Columbia Business School's The Sandford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics. Leadership and Ethics Week is a full week of events dedicated to exploring the topics of values-based leadership, ethical executive decision making, and corporate social responsibility. Playing by the [...]

March 24, 2017

Meet Hanna Rioseco

As an Online Community Associate in the IEG Department, Hanna Rioseco manages the social presence of THIRTEEN, WLIW21, NJTV, NYC-ARTS, and SciTech Now, and works with local producers to create social campaigns for their shows. “I’m also involved with social media for the digital series First Person and one-off projects like School Inc., which feeds [...]

March 22, 2017

“Cyberchase” & “Mission US” Receive Daytime Emmy Award Nominations

The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards nominations have been announced, and WNET picked up two nominations! Cyberchase: Save the Park! is nominated in the "Outstanding Interactive - Enhancement to a Daytime Program or Series" category. Executive Producer: Sandra Sheppard Senior Producer: Kristin DiQuollo Associate Producer: Ana Voci Mission US is nominated in the "Outstanding Interactive – Original Daytime Content" category. Executive [...]

“Films BYkids” SXSW Panel Discusses Film as Tool for Global Understanding

Poet Against Prejudice, part of THIRTEEN’s FILMS BYkids series which pairs youth from around the world with filmmakers to create personal documentaries about global issues, was the focus of a session at the just-wrapped 2017 South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, TX. In the film, Faiza Almontaser, a Yemini immigrant in Brooklyn who faced bullying [...]

March 21, 2017

On Alternative Spring Break, Michigan State Students Learn Big Market News From WNET

What happens when 16 university students hit New York for an “Alternative Spring Break”? They visit WNET, of course! On Saturday, March 11, 16 Michigan State University students, Program Advisor Karin Hanson, and Director Emeritus of PBS station WKAR Gary Reid (and current University Distinguished Senior Specialist in the Department of Media and Information at MSU), [...]

March 17, 2017

Join the “I Stand With…” Campaign to Save PBS Funding

Today, the proposed Federal budget was released, and as we feared, funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has been eliminated. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting funds all public broadcasting including THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV. So, this proposed cut is terrible news for us, and for our members and viewers. For nearly 55 years, we have served the [...]

“Great Performances: The Hollow Crown” Wins Falstaff Award

The Great Performances production of The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses has been honored with a Falstaff Award for “Best Film” from PlayShakespeare.com. The mini-series, comprising Henry VI, Parts 1 and 2 (the plays’ three parts condensed to two parts) and Richard III, won the award over the restored version of Orson Welles’ Macbeth. The [...]

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