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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 [...]

NATURE Wins at 2020 World Wildlife Day Film Showcase

NATURE: The Serengeti Rules won the "Science, Innovation and Exploration" award at the 2020 World Wildlife Day Film Showcase. It won for most, "effectively conveying the values of wildlife as a component of biodiversity, and tells stories about scientific explorations, research and the discovery of species of wild animals and plants in the various ecosystems." The ceremony [...]

March 2, 2020

WNET Station Representatives Promote Public Media in Washington, D.C.

[caption id="attachment_4990" align="alignright" width="225"] Dorothy Pacella, Sasha Schechter, Sunyoung Oh, and Carlos Pineiro outside NY representative Carolyn B. Maloney's office.[/caption] Last week, WNET was in Washington, D.C. for the annual America's Public Television Stations (APTS) Public Media Summit and Capitol Hill Day. WNET station representatives walked the halls of Capitol Hill to meet with legislators from New [...]

February 27, 2020

WNET Celebrates Representatives Who Champion Public Media

Earlier this week, America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) held their annual Public Media Summit in Washington, D.C., which celebrated the power of localism in public media. APTS also recognized a number of U.S. representatives with its Champion of Public Broadcasting Award: Congressman Fred Upton (R-Mich.); Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.); Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Ark.); and Senator [...]

Leandro’s Don’t Miss List: March 2020

WNET’s very own Leandro Mejia, a self-proclaimed public media superfan, writes 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. March into spring with THIRTEN! The Democracy [...]

February 26, 2020

WNET Receives 17 New York Emmy Award Nominations

Today, the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 63rd Annual New York Emmy Awards. Overall, WNET received 17 nominations. Broken down, THIRTEEN received 10, ALL ARTS received 4, WLIW received 2, and NJTV had 1. Winners will be announced at a gala on April 18, [...]

WNET Represents at The New York Urban League Centennial Job Fair

Earlier in the week, John Garcia, Director, Media Ingest and Content Delivery, and Jermaine Pinnock, Director, Media Services, represented WNET at the The New York Urban League (NYUL) Centennial Job Fair. The NYUL Job Fair supports New York’s diverse job seekers, hosting 25 employers ready to hire from among the 500 job seekers that attended the [...]

February 21, 2020

Meet Nahal Amouzadeh

As a Digital Content Specialist for ALL ARTS, Nahal Amouzadeh runs the ALL ARTS social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. She works with the editorial team to produce digital content and strategizes on how best to share these works across the ALL ARTS social media platforms. “I also write pop culture pieces [...]

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