Three Great Lakes-region public television stations will be awarded grants to produce on-air segments and digital content for Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Now initiative.
The grants, worth $6,000 each, will support multimedia reporting about environmental, scientific, cultural, economic, political and other issues regarding the Great Lakes. DPTV will include the work as part of monthly programs later this year.
The deadline for submission is 6 p.m. EST, January 31, 2019, and DPTV will announce the recipients on March 1.
DPTV will offer an information webinar about the grants, the application process and the Great Lakes Now initiative at 1:30 p.m. EST, Tuesday, January 22.
With a vision to serve as the regional hub for Great Lakes information and to be the national leader and trusted media resource for critical fresh water issues, Detroit’s Public TV’s Great Lakes Now website and on-air content provides citizens with accessible, important information related to the world’s largest supply of fresh water. The work connects a wide spectrum of organizations involved in water issues, builds the identity of the region, strengthens pride of place, and activates residents to become informed stewards of this unique resource.
In 2018, Great Lakes Now launched its on-air series with quarterly documentaries. In 2019, GLN programming will evolve to a half-hour, monthly magazine-style show with multiple segments addressing a common theme.
Support for Great Lakes Now comes from the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, Consumers Energy Foundation, Americana Foundation, Richard C. Devereaux Foundation Fund for Energy and Environmental Programming at Detroit Public Television, Polk Family Fund, and Eve & Jerry Jung, as well as from viewers and readers like you. To learn more about supporting Detroit Public Television and Great Lakes Now, click http://www.dptv.org/support/