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July 6, 2017

WNET Launches Multi-Platform #DaysofDelays Transit Initiative

Local PBS Stations THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV will support commuters on-air and online during expected major transit delays during Amtrak’s emergency track work at Penn Station WNET, parent company of New York’s PBS stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of New Jersey’s Public Television Network, NJTV, has announced the launch of #DaysofDelays, a new multi-platform transit [...]

The American Conservation Film Festival Honors “Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants” with Foreign Film Award

[caption id="attachment_3136" align="alignright" width="300"] Six wild endangered Rothschild’s giraffes, one carrying a satellite transmitter look out of the vehicle that has taken them to a new release site.[/caption] In an unanimous decision, The American Conservation Film Festival honored Nature -- Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants with the 2017 ACFF Foreign Film Award. "Giraffes was distinguished in regards to [...]

July 1, 2017

“In Your Neighborhood” Initiative Takes NJTV Out to the Ballgame

[caption id="attachment_3353" align="alignright" width="300"] WNET's Neal Shapiro, NJTV Trustee Bernie Flynn and NJTV GM John Servidio in the "Yankee Club"[/caption] NJTV made its second stop in its In Your Neighborhood initiative this year with a live broadcast from Trenton's Arm & Hammer Park on June 29. NJTV In Your Neighborhood: Trenton kicked off with a special live [...]

June 29, 2017

“Leandro’s ‘Don’t Miss’ List” Monthly Column Debuts

WNET’s very own Leandro Mejia, a self-proclaimed public media superfan, has agreed to write a monthly column of his must-see recommendations on THIRTEEN. Check out his suggestions for new and encore programs you won’t want to miss. And if you want to expand your vocabulary, click on the hyperlinked words for a definition. Hail Caesar...well, his namesake [...]

June 23, 2017

NATAS New York Chapter Elects NJTV’s Phil Alongi to Board of Governors

NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams' Executive Producer Phil Alongi has been elected to the Board of Governors for the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Board of Governors sets policy for the New York Chapter. The Board is comprised of television professionals representing Broadcast Journalism, Creative Crafts, [...]

Meet Maggie Bower

As a Project Associate in the Education Department, Maggie Bower works on many of the department’s projects, from social media to American Graduate Day. “I run our social media accounts and monthly newsletter, and also update our webpages. I also work on projects with New York State, managing our state reporting and our two education [...]

First Gwen Ifill Scholarship Recipient Comes to NJTV This Summer

Jephtane Sophie Sabin, a PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab alum and the first recipient of the Gwen Ifill Fellowship, will join NJTV this summer as a Digital Media Intern for NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams. Sophie (the name she prefers to go by), is an aspiring high school senior at Montclair Kimberly Academy. The Gwen [...]

June 16, 2017

Meet Chris Mather

Chris Mather, Head of Production, Interactive Engagement Group (IEG), has more than a decade of experience in web production and digital storytelling. “Dan Greenberg is the big cheese in IEG, but I help run the day-to-day operations,” he says. “That involves coordinating our web development, overseeing our content strategy, product roadmapping our OTT and mobile [...]

June 15, 2017

“Fight for THIRTEEN” Advocacy Campaign Launches

In light of the recent threat to defund public media, WNET is launching an advocacy campaign encouraging people to "Fight for THIRTEEN." The new website FightForThirteen.org will have information about the state of funding and provide ways to "fight" for THIRTEEN. 1) Contact representatives 2) Sign up for updates 3) Donate This campaign will be supplemented by outdoor and online [...]

June 14, 2017

NJTV’s Gala Features Savion Glover, Rising Stars & Notable Honorees

On Friday, June 9, NJTV hosted its fourth major benefit event at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge in Warren, New Jersey. Nearly 200 supporters were in attendance at this celebration chaired by Bernard M. Flynn (President and CEO, New Jersey Manufacturers) and Brenda Ross-Dulan (Executive Vice President and Regional President, Wells Fargo’s Southern New Jersey [...]

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