A Live Streaming Event: Forum on New Jersey Public Media

NJ Spotlight News | November 14, 2011 | More Issues
Exploring the opportunities and challenges associated with New Jersey's shift to privately operated public media networks.

A streaming video event hosted online by NJ Spotlight

November 14, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The past, present, and future of New Jersey public media were subject of a special conference at Rutgers-Camden, as experts laid out the history and recent debate over the state’s role in public broadcasting and media executives joined with their plans for replacing it.

The conference brought together many of the top players in the discussion that started with the Christie administration’s decision last year to stop funding the New Jersey Network and sell off its licenses and leases.

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Included were the top executives of the three public media entities that won the contracts: Neal Shapiro of WNET television and Laura Walker of New York Public Radio in New York City, and Kyra McGrath of WHYY in Philadelphia. Also on hand were academics and experts on New Jersey and national public media.

Attended by more than 100 people, the conference was hosted by Camden Law School’s Rutgers Institute for Information Policy and Law, and sponsored by Wyncote Foundation and Community Foundation of New Jersey.

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