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NETA Webinars

NETA webinars allow our members to participate in engaging discussions ton a variety of topics to increase skills and strengthen the long-term commitment to public media's education mission. We work closely with thought leaders throughout the system, including our PLC Executive Committees, to produce timely and content-rich online events. 

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Tech Specs: Making Your Media Broadcast-Ready

Is your latest production ready for broadcast? Would you like a refresher on broadcast levels, caption placement, and other things needed to ensure your media is legal for local broadcast and ideal for national distribution? 

Join us for a presentation by Pillar To Post as they give an overview on how to make sure your production passes technical evaluation on the first try. Register now.

This webinar is presented by the NETA Content Peer Learning Community.

Public Media, Music Copyrights, and You

So, you’ve created a beautiful documentary/spot/podcast and chosen the perfect music to accompany it. Is it legal to use it for broadcast? Post it on Media Manager? How about on Facebook or YouTube? Join Lauren Koch, director of music copyright at PBS, as she explains what you can and can’t do. Register for the webinar.

Download the latest PBS Music Licensing Overview (PDF)

Archived Webinars

Engaging & Amplifying Youth Stories With KQED's Youth Media Challenges

In this webinar we’ll share how you can easily bring youth created stories into your programming though Youth Media Challenge student submissions. We’ll demonstrate the submission site, walk through the workflow for airing and sharing stories, and highlight how stations are elevating local youth voices in a variety of broadcast and digital programs. Register here.

Underwriting & Public Media - Keeping It Legal

Are you new to public media and confused about what is and isn’t allowed in regards to on-air underwriting spots? Are you a long-timer who would like a refresher? Attorneys from the law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC will present an overview of current FCC rules and answer your questions. Register here.

2022 NETA Conference & CPB Public Media Thought Leader Forum
The NETA Conference is dedicated to providing public media professionals with meaningful and relevant connections to the people and ideas that are at the heart of our mission to educate, engage and entertain. 

Learn More and Register Here

Join NETA and NAMI for a fireside chat about the power of resilience and connection during change and transition with tools and techniques to provide empathy for yourself and others. This dynamic dialogue will be led by authors, trainers, and mental health advocates Dr. Darlene Ifill-Taylor, Three Strand Wellness, and Joe Weston, Respectful Confrontation. The question and answer session will be facilitated by Dr.


Join this NETA Webinar to get an insider’s guide to UnRepresented, an award-winning documentary that reveals the driving forces behind the cycle of corruption in Congress.

During the hour, participants will meet the film producers and screen selected clips, explore the PBS LearningMedia UnRepresented lesson plan and hear how high school students used it to analyze representative government in the United States. The session will wrap with a review of promotional resources.

Parenting Minutes, a new series of interstitials from The WNET Group, focuses on key topics related to early childhood learning and raising children and is designed to support parents in their role as their child’s first teacher.

Join us to hear Milwaukee PBS and PBS North Carolina about how they adjusted studio and field productions to continue working through the pandemic. Participants will also have an opportunity to share their stories.
Returning to the Studio: Learn how engineers reconfigured the production control room to keep the studio safe following CDC guidelines. A system they developed and used - to use the studios remotely. Learn about processes that were developed to have a staggered workforce and methods they developed to keep the equipment clean. 

Remaining outward-facing during this season requires engaging with our communities differently. Virtual events have become the "new normal" but not all stations have made this pivot. Join us to explore this subject further.

Join NETA and WNET to get the latest on programs that will help students keep learning all summer long. Participants will hear about season two of CAMP TV and an update on LET'S LEARN from WNET, along with other educational programming perfect for summer learning from NETA Program Service. There will also be time to share your plans or questions about summer ITV programming. 

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