NJToday Expands State Coverage Capabilities As New Jersey Colleges and Universities Become Content Bureaus

NJ Spotlight News | December 8, 2011

NJTV, New Jersey’s new public television network, announced a growing team of content bureaus across the state which will help expedite story content for its week-nightly news program, NJToday.

NJToday will house audio and video equipment within the broadcast centers of colleges and universities across the Garden State, enabling its team of reporters as well as on-call students to file breaking news stories. These resources will create convenient point-centers for conducting interviews and uploading story footage.

To date, these New Jersey higher learning institutions have agreed to serve as NJToday content bureaus: Brookdale Community College (Monmouth County), Rowan (Gloucester County), Stockton College (Atlantic County) and William Paterson University (Passaic County). The network is looking to grow this list of facilities to eventually establish bureaus at 10-12 sites around the state.

“It’s critical that our show offers viewers news from across all of New Jersey,” said NJToday Executive Producer Bob Males. “These strategically-placed content bureaus put us in a better position to report breaking news and file topical stories more quickly and efficiently. What’s more, it’s exciting to engage our local education community in the production of our program. It’s key to the mission of public television.”

Today’s bureau expansion comes on the heels of last month’s announcement naming the campus of Montclair State University in Essex County as the broadcast home of NJToday.

NJToday also utilizes content resources from a growing list of media partners such as the Star Ledger and the Press of Atlantic City to enrich its newscast. The program is looking to expand these partnerships in the coming year both on-air and on its website.