Another source of local news threatened

Another source of local news threatened

In this era of dangerously diminished local news coverage, NewTV‘s streaming of municipal and school meetings, candidate forums and Jenn Adam’s long running weekly Newton News program have been the only constant, consistent, source of local reporting.

But that could all change pending a possible rule change before the FCC that could dramatically reduce the cable fees NewTV and cable access stations nationwide depend on for the majority of their budgets, the Globe reports.

Globe reporter Andy Rosen actually singles out NewTV as a station that has been

Hey Newton, have you cut the cable TV cord?

The Globe’s TY Burr has written two back to back columns on something I often think about:  Cutting the cable TV cord.  For me the challenge has always been not wanting to miss Red Sox and Celtics games.  I’m also aware of the fact that NewTV —...

NewTV and Ross Decter launch ‘School Matters’

Former Newton School Committee member Margie Ross Decter has just launched a new series on NewTV called “School Matters,” a program that aims to raise “awareness of educational issues of local and national importance, and the efforts of students and the school community to make an impact by improving our community and the world around us.”

Here’s the premiere episode

School Matters: Student Activism from NewTV on Vimeo.

 

School Matters airs Monday-Friday at 5:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30pm on NewTV’s Education Channel (Comcast 99, RCN 3, 582 (HD), Verizon 32).

 

NewTV Awarded Four More Emmy® Awards

NewTV’s team members won four additional Emmy® Awards on Saturday, June 2 at the Marriott Boston Copley Place for their work on Assassin Nation: “Baltimore Plot” and American Ruins: “Bannerman’s Castle.” This bring the total Emmy® wins for NewTV to thirteen, with nine...

Mount Ida College Closed Today

Mount Ida College officially closed today. A Newton institution for the last 119 years, thousands of students were a part of its many programs throughout that period.   Since 2015, NewTV partnered with Mt. Ida to provide a real-world facility for learning. Mustang...
NewTV’s Annual Meeting March 15

NewTV’s Annual Meeting March 15

NewTV’s 26th Annual Membership Meeting will be held at the studio at 23 Needham Street on March 15 at 7pm. There will be an annual report, refreshments, and one nominee will be elected to the NewTV Board of Directors. Ballots will be distributed to members in good...