Recent PRO-TV Accomplishments


October 27, 2016

Here is a look at some of the recent accomplishments achieved by our youth program this past year:

  • On Friday, October 28th at 10pm, DCTV’s youth’s award-winning, original documentary series, Our Cameras Our Stories, was broadcast on WNYE-TV with an encore presentation on Saturday October 29th at 7am. We’re proud of our young filmmakers and delighted that this New York Emmy-nominated and RFK Journalism Award-winning series is finding new audiences.
  • In July 2016, with support from the Eurasia Foundation’s US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange, five DCTV students had the opportunity to visit Russia for an international reporting trip. The group also hosted five Russian teen journalists in NYC. The Russian and American teens co-produced media reports on issues facing young people in both countries. Jon Alpert, DCTV’s Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director, observed, “…I see a new maturity in the five American youth producers and know they will be transformed by this experience and it will enhance their lives...” Read Jon’s full blog post about the trip here:
  • In partnership with the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development, DCTV successfully completed its 2016 Summer Media Intensive (SMI) class. The program culminated in a public screening of all the films created by participants. This 4-week intensive program gives low-income and underserved NYC youth the opportunity to learn basic filmmaking skills and media literacy, and to collaborate on a series of original short films. Not only is the program free for our participants, each young man and woman who takes part in SMI receives a stipend to attend, making the program both a professional-quality media arts training program and a summer job. We are proud to share that all 2016 SMI teaching artists were PRO-TV alumni!
  • For the 9th year, DCTV partnered with Keio Academy New York for their US-Japan Summer Cultural Experience. For two weeks during summer 2016, we brought our teaching artists, equipment, and youth to Keio to give Japanese and American students the opportunity to study filmmaking together. The group worked collaboratively to make their own short films. The project provide students with both a cultural exchange and a filmmaking workshop.
  • List of College Acceptances
    We are so proud of our students and alumni who were accepted into the following
    colleges for the 2016 – 2017 school year:

    Bard College
    Baruch College
    Borough of Manhattan Community College
    Brandeis University
    Brooklyn College
    California Institute of the Arts
    College of New Rochelle
    College of Staten Island
    Columbia College of Chicago
    Columbia University
    CUNY School of Graduate Studies
    Emerson College
    Fredonia College
    George Washington University
    Hofstra College
    Hunter College
    Ithaca College
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    LaGuardia Community College
    Lehman College
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
    New York City College of Technology
    New York Code + Design Academy
    University of North Carolina School of the Arts
    Purchase College
    Queens College
    School of Visual Arts
    Stony Brook University
    SUNY Broome Community College
    SUNY Oswego
    SUNY New Paltz
    Syracuse University
    Tompkins Cortland Community College
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    Utica College

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