January 23, 2008

PROJECTS / GRANTS: WGBY wins grant for Latino program (USA)

WGBY wins grant for Latino program

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

SPRINGFIELD - WGBY has been awarded a $106,800 grant for a project that will teach Latino youth essential television, radio and online journalism skills.

The Latino Youth Media Project, funded by the grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, will engage Latino communities within the WGBY region by teaching 10 Latino high school students the skills needed in today's media environment, according to Russell J. Peotter, general manager of WGBY.

"These grants underscore CPB's continuing commitment to strengthening the ties local public television stations have to their communities," said Pat Harrison, CPB president and CEO. "We believe these projects will be models for other communities to emulate and adopt."


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