So, the NJN Legislative task Force report is out. Apparently, it was embargoed until 5 pm on Friday. We obtained a copy earlier in the day and filed the report I am embedding below for Friday night’s newscast.
Normally, I add the taped piece without comment…but something recently struck my attention. I was combing through the financial statements of WNET Channel Thirteen in New York. Apparently they get an annual subsidy in the form of a grant from the state of New York worth ( at least last year ) $8.7 million.
Let me say that again. Apparently, Channel Thirteen gets nearly $9 million in public funding from the state. Hmmmmm. Really??? And what do they get out of it? Certainly not a nightly newscast. And little in the way of local public affairs programming. Whereas for NJN’s annual $4 million subsidy the state of New Jersey gets all that and more.
Perhaps I should stop trying to apply logic to this situation.
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