New Jersey Public Media Forum


New Jersey Public Media Forum

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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.

This program was three hours long and consisted of four separate panels.

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