NJN, legislature unsure of strategy for network departure, paper says

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Hearings continue on the fate of the New Jersey Network. A 10-member panel heard testimony Thursday (Sept. 16) at Stockton College in Pomona on a proposal to cut all state funding to the New Jersey Network’s public radio and television and spin it off as an independent entity. “But after the second of three hearings, it was clear that neither lawmakers nor NJN executives had a solid strategy about turning the broadcaster into a money-maker,” writes the the Press of Atlantic City. At the meeting, Janice Selinger, acting exec director of NJN, said the network assumed that the legislature and governor would come up with a plan. Because that’s not clear, “I’m investigating what models in other states have been successful.” The final public hearing is Sept. 23 at the Municipal Building in Montclair.