41 WNET Staffers Call For CEO’s Resignation

More than three dozen employees at the WNET Group, the parent company of New York’s public television stations, have called for the resignation of the longtime chief executive, Neal Shapiro, saying he had not done enough to improve working conditions for employees, especially those of color.

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WNET Takes Tenative Step Into Local News

The noncommercial station is going into the local news business starting on the Web around Memorial Day. If all goes well, MetroFocus will evolve into a half-hour newscast and mobile app. “One of the futures of public television is making local connections,” says WNET President Neal Shapiro.