A Live Streaming Event: Forum on New Jersey Public Media

Updated 2/12/2014: Panels have been broken out separately on YouTube. Players are available below, and a link to purchase a DVD package.

The New Jersey Network (NJN) is history. Now it’s time to take a look at what this change may mean for New Jersey. Local coverage is critical to our state. But New Jersey is not alone in facing these challenges. How are these issues playing out nationally? And what do experts deeply familiar with these regional concerns — including the station operators themselves — feel is needed?

We produced a livestream video from NJ Spotlight’s November 14, 2011 roundtable at Rutgers Law School, Camden on the past, present, and future of New Jersey public media.

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.

To purchase a High-definition multi-camera version of this program in a DVD set, please visit our online store.

Panel 1: Public Media Innovations Nationally
  • Tom Glaisyer, Knight Media policy fellow, New America Foundation
  • Dennis Haar Sager, executive director and president, Public Television Major Market Group
  • Erik Langner, director, Acquisitions and Legal Affairs, Public Radio Capital
  • Joseph S. Miller, Esq., deputy director and senior policy counsel, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Panel 2: New Jersey Needs in Public Media
  • Matthew Hale, associate professor, Seton Hall University
  • Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute
  • Oliver Quinn, senior counselor, Taft and Partners, past president, NJ Public Policy Research Institute
  • Donna Sandorse, managing member, The DCL Group, founding member, Voice for NJ

Panel 3: Station Licensees and Operators
  • Kyra McGrath, EVP and COO, WHYY Inc., Philadelphia
  • Neal Shapiro, president and CEO, WNET, New York
  • Laura Walker, president and CEO, New York Public Radio

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