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April 20, 2018

Meet Celina Carr

As a Researcher and Production Assistant at WLIW, Celina Carr assists with WLIW’s local productions. “I mainly work on producing scripts and building rundowns for our MMG Arts Content Sharing Initiative. I also help produce scripts for our science and technology show, SciTech Now, and am the associate producer for the Long Island Business Report. [...]

April 17, 2018

“American Masters” Wins Peabody Award for “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise”

American Masters received a 2017 Peabody Award for Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. The documentary, which was unanimously nominated for the award, is the first feature documentary on the singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer who inspired generations with modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. As part of the Peabody 30, the program was considered “the [...]

April 13, 2018

Meet Norah Jones

As a Content Producer, Early Learning, in the Children’s & Educational Media Department, Norah Jones wears many hats. “One of the things I like best about my job is the wide variety of work I do, including leading teacher professional development workshops on using media with young children, managing partnerships with non-profit organizations around the [...]

April 12, 2018

NJTV’s May Benefit Celebrates NJTV’s Initiatives & Honors PSEG’s Ralph Izzo

On Saturday, May 19 at 6:30pm, NJTV will host its fifth benefit at American Beauty at Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights, NJ. NJTV News Anchor Mary Alice Williams and Correspondent Michael Hill host the celebration, which honors both NJTV's initiatives and Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO of PSEG (at right). "We are thrilled to honor [...]

April 10, 2018

“American Masters” Garners Peabody Award Nomination & NEH Grant

It's been a good week for American Masters. First, last year's documentary Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise unanimously received a Peabody Award nomination. Out of the 60 total nominees, there will be 30 Peabody Awards bestowed. The winners will be revealed in a series of announcements, based on category, beginning next week; the Documentary category will [...]

April 6, 2018

Meet Tess Brock

Tess Brock, Audience Development Analyst, Interactive Engagement Group,  helps Associate Director Colin Schoenberger expand analytics reporting and attracting new users in the digital space. She also provides analytics support throughout the company, and works on various digital advertising tasks, like creating Passport ads on Facebook. “With any IEG project, Audience Development is an important step [...]

April 5, 2018

NJTV Announces New “In Your Neighborhood” Initiative Stops in 2018

NJTV announced four new locations to continue its In Your Neighborhood initiative in 2018. A powerful combination of news, special programming and community engagement events, NJTV will again use its on-air and digital platforms and personnel to showcase some of the Garden State's most dynamic places this year, shining a spotlight on the people, cultural [...]

April 4, 2018

Two WNET Productions Are Official 2018 Webby Honorees

Two WNET productions were also named 2018 honorees! Cyberchase: Watts of Trouble is an honoree for Games in the "Public Service & Activism" category. Mission US: Up from the Dust is an honoree for Games in the "Social Impact" category. What does it mean to be a Webby Honoree? In recognition of the exceptional quality of submissions received [...]

April 2, 2018

Long Island’s Biggest Media Event Recognizes WLIW with Three Folio Awards

The Fair Media Council hosted the Folio Awards Luncheon last Thursday at The Garden City Hotel in Garden City, New York. The event serves as Long Island’s biggest media event, with both media and business leaders in attendance to celebrate the best in news and social media. Three WLIW productions were recognized with awards: SciTech Now won a [...]

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