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April 20, 2020

Meet Volunteer Melissa W.

I am a veteran journalist, having worked as a writer and editor for the Associated Press, a reporter for Nightly Business Report, and an anchor and producer for Morning Business Report on public television -- Channel 2-WPTV in Miami. I decided to volunteer at WNET eight years ago because I strongly believe in the mission [...]

April 17, 2020

Meet Patrick Santomauro

As a Senior Broadcast Producer at NJTV, Patrick Santomauro is in charge of the daily editorial content for the network’s flagship program, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams. “I choose the stories that go in the show, and determine where they appear in the show. I'm the copyediting reporter and anchor scripts and coordinate with [...]

March 31, 2020

WNET Launches “Take on Fake” YouTube Series

Yesterday, WNET launched Take on Fake, a new YouTube series that debunks claims seen or shared online to show people how to stay informed. In the premiere episode, COVID-19 Fake Cures and False Diagnoses, host Hari Sreenivasan (PBS NewsHour Weekend, Amanpour and Company) follows the Internet rabbit hole of COVID-19 misinformation, reading beyond a single headline [...]

March 30, 2020

WNET Expands Multi-Platform At Home Learning Resources with New WLIW21 & WLIW World Broadcast Schedules

WNET Expands Multi-Platform At Home Learning Resources to New York Metro Area with New WLIW21 and WLIW WORLD Broadcast Schedules Beginning Today Free companion lessons, games, activities and more for K-12 educators and families at wnet.org/education (NEW YORK – March 30, 2020) Beginning today, WNET expands its K-12 At Home Learning resources for the New York metro [...]

March 27, 2020

Meet Amelia Karasu

As a Senior Coordinator, Events and Donor Engagement, Amelia Karasu coordinates many of the Development Department’s Member events, including monthly lunches, which focus on sharing behind-the-scenes stories from WNET’s producers with donors. “I also coordinate select events for higher level donors, such as our Tech & Tours, where Patrons get a chance to tour our [...]

March 20, 2020

Meet Hannah Dawe

As a Learning Partnerships and Engagement Specialist, Hannah Dawe works on a variety of projects with her colleaugues in the Kids’ Media & Education Department. “A lot of my work involves engaging teachers through professional development workshops and social media, as well as working on our Youth Collective initiative and planning the youth summit we [...]

March 9, 2020

Second Annual Youth Collective Summit Focuses on Civic Engagement

Last week on March 5, WNET hosted its second Youth Collective Summit at the New School. Youth Collective is a youth engagement initiative focused on amplifying youth voice and providing a platform for young people to engage in the important work of building a more ethical world. This year’s theme was "BEYOND THE VOTE: Gen [...]

Hari Sreenivasan Joins MediaWise as Ambassador

As part of WNET's Youth Collective Summit last week, Poynter Institute's MediaWise digital literacy program announced that PBS NewsHour Weekend anchor and Amanpour and Company contributor Hari Sreenivasan will join MediaWise as an ambassador. MediaWise and its partners aim to teach young people how to debunk misinformation online. He becomes the fourth national journalist to contribute to [...]

March 4, 2020

Remembering Rosalind P. Walter

[caption id="attachment_4992" align="alignright" width="199"] Rosalind P. WalterPhoto: Joseph Sinnott[/caption] Earlier today, we learned the news that longtime WNET trustee Rosalind P. Walter passed away. She was a remarkable ambassador and advocate and exceptionally generous supporter of WNET and public television for more than 30 years. In a note to Trustees today, WNET President and CEO Neal Shapiro [...]

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