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March 25, 2021

WNET Rebrands as The WNET Group: Media Made Possible by All of You

The WNET Group, home to PBS stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21, the network NJ PBS, and Long Island’s only NPR station WLIW-FM, announced today the launch of its new brand identity. With the rebrand, the organization also introduces the new tagline: “Media Made Possible by All of You,” to convey that its efforts are made for, [...]

March 1, 2021

“Cyberchase” Wins at Cynopsis Best of the Best Awards

Cyberchase garnered two wins at the 2020 Cynopsis Best of the Best Awards. Cyberchase accessible game Echo Explorers won in "Best Online/Video Game For Kids." Cyberchase also won for "Best Social Good Series" and received an honorable mention for "Best Series For Kids 5-11." Additionally, Camp TV received an honorable mention for "Best COVID-Related Programming." The Cynopsis Best of the Best [...]

February 26, 2021

Meet Brian Cosgrove

In July 2020, WLIW-FM opened its new studio in Southampton, introducing a dynamic new schedule featuring favorite local programs and newly added NPR and PBS titles. Native Long Islander Brian Cosgrove hosts two of the radio station’s popular programs. “I host The Afternoon Ramble (Monday-Friday, 1-4pm) and The Overnight Ramble (Tuesday-Friday, 2-5am), a one-of-a-kind mix [...]

February 24, 2021

NJTV Rebrands to NJ PBS

NJTV is rebranding its name to NJ PBS. “Public media has a long, proud history in New Jersey,” said General Manager John Servidio. “This rebranding is another step in its evolution. NJ PBS more clearly identifies and differentiates us from other media in our crowded marketplace. It also better connects our excellent local programming to the [...]

February 5, 2021

Meet Sheldon Fisher

As an Associate, Individual Giving/Development, Sheldon Fisher works closely with the Individual Giving Director and Individual Giving Officer to execute a detailed strategy and solicitation timeline for the WNET mid-level giving program. “Some of my responsibilities include managing a portfolio of $1,500 to $5,000 donors, curating copy for the monthly Patron Newsletter, facilitating Patron cultivation, [...]

January 27, 2021

NETA Honors The WNET Group with Three Awards

Last night at the annual National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Conference, The WNET Group was recognized with three Public Media Awards: Education - In Person Learning Events: The Youth Collective Community Engagement - Local Project: The Youth Collective Marketing/Communication - Integrated Media Campaign: The Summer of '69 Campaign Follow #PubMediaEducates for more information coming from the conference and #PMA2020 to see [...]

January 21, 2021

The WNET Group Names Beryl Harold Senior Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The WNET Group, home to PBS stations THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV and NPR station WLIW-FM, has announced the appointment of Beryl Harold to the position of Senior Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), effective January 19. In this role, Beryl will work to champion and implement The WNET Group’s DEI strategy and will contribute to the [...]

August 28, 2020

Message from Eugenia Harvey, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for WNET

“How are you?” “Honestly, not good today.” My friends and I have daily, real time conversations of race-related events as a means of both coping with and hoping that something, anything, will progress and get better. The comments above were from this morning’s chat with my sorority sister Jacqueline. Sunday night, my former business partner Reiko texted me [...]

August 6, 2020

The WNET Group Receives Eight News & Documentary Emmy Award Nominations

Today the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the 41st annual News & Documentary Emmy Award nominations. The WNET Group received eight nominations overall. Nature received three nominations: Okavango: River of Dreams - Paradise and The Serengeti Rules were both nominated in the "Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary" category. The Serengeti Rules was also nominated [...]

July 27, 2020

NJ Spotlight Launches “EN ESPAÑOL” Section on Website

NJ Spotlight and Montclair State University's Center for Cooperative Media announced their collaboration to translate NJ Spotlight news stories into Spanish. The translated content, which is focused on COVID-19, now appears in a new online section of NJSpotlight.com called EN ESPAÑOL. This initiative aims to provide Spanish-speaking communities in New Jersey with information from a statewide [...]

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