Formerly NJ Today with Mike Schneider, the program rebrand marks the next evolutionary step for local public television news; Next generation of newscast to offer more stories from across the state and revitalized, more user-friendly web presence

October 30, 2013 – MONTCLAIR – Beginning November 4th, NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, will re-launch its current weeknight news program, NJ Today with Mike Schneider, as NJTV News with Mike Schneider.  The name change marks the beginning of the next generation of New Jersey public television news—specifically a more vibrant local news program both on-air and online to keep New Jerseyans better informed about local happenings from more parts of the state than ever before. 

“NJTV’s growth as a network over the last two and a half years has been strong, steady and impressive,” said NJTV’s General Manager John Servidio. “This latest incarnation of the news program is another example of our ongoing commitment to better serve our viewers.” 

Among the show’s aesthetic and format improvements: a sleek graphics overhaul and fresh music to accompany a news program that will feature an increased number of field packages from all across the Garden State. 

Online, the NJTV News with Mike Schneider companion website has undergone a complete makeover to host more user-friendly features like easily-identifiable news categories and more plentiful state news items than ever before, including Associated Press content. 

Viewers will also have the opportunity to make news by submitting story ideas, video and photos for potential use by the news team.

NJTV News Executive Producer Phil Alongi assesses, “The news program, like NJTV itself, has been an evolution.  We’re excited to take the show to the next level, and give New Jersey more news and user-friendly features than ever before.”

Log on to www.njtvnews.org to see the new site beginning the afternoon of November 4th.  The news program’s timeslot will remain the same; NJTV News with Mike Schneider airs weeknights at 6pm, 7:30pm and 11pm on NJTV (check local listings). 

Follow NJTV News with Mike Schneider stories and correspondents on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NJTVonline and Twitter: @NJTVonline.

Major funding for NJTV News with Mike Schneider is provided by PSE&G, New Jersey Manufacturers, New Jersey Education Association, New Jersey Association of Realtors, Wells Fargo and The Star-Ledger.