Announcing the Digital Immersion Project Partners

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The 2017 Digital Immersion Project application and judging process has completed, and the 25 station individuals participating in the project have been chosen. The response to the project was extraordinary, with over 90 individuals from PBS stations applying to participate.

All applications were reviewed by a panel comprised of PBS and station colleagues, bringing multiple perspectives and levels of experience to the judging process.

We are excited to kick off this project with such a strong, well-rounded group of public media professionals. The 25 station professionals participating in the Digital Immersion Project are:

Jennifer Amend, WyomingPBS

Ellie Banks, Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Jordan Basham, WKU PBS

Kristin Benjamin, WUCF TV

Alexa Corcoran, Rocky Mountain PBS

Charlotte Cushing, South Florida PBS – WPBT

Makenzie Demmert, KUAC

Dale Fisher, Nine Network of Public Media

Mary Gribulis, WMHT

Kimberly Harbrecht, WPBA

Carl Heidle, KSPS Public Television

Nick Houser, WOSU

Matt Kawamura, NWPTV (KWSU/KTNW)

Barbara Linstrom, WGCU Public Media

Abby Malik, KET

Angela Massino, Community Idea Stations – WCVE

Karen Mell, KCPT

Liberty Peralta, PBS Hawai'i

Joan Rebecchi, New Mexico PBS

Bill Richards, WKAR

Tabitha Safdi, South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV)

Nicholas Scalera, WETA

Jeff Tucker, Idaho Public Television

Matt Wilson, WITF

Chris Zellers, WVIA Public Media 



The Digital Immersion Project was created by PBS Digital & Marketing, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, to help improve digital efforts at stations, while offering a way for station staff to connect to a greater public media community of digital professionals. 



The professional development program also focuses on strategic and organizational tactics, with the selected participants being able to draw on the project’s teachings and a national network of public media contacts to further digital success at the local level. 



Thank you to all station professionals that applied for this program. PBS and CPB are committed to supporting the development of public media digital professionals, and we hope to continue to offer the Digital Immersion Project and similar opportunities in the years to come.

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