CHERRY HILL —(SBN)—To continue to support its newsgathering efforts in audio and video stories, StateBroadcastNews.com is launching a subscription-based service for readers interested in accessing long-form video and audio reports about important conferences and news events around New Jersey.
Subscribers will be guaranteed a minimum number of audio and video programs each month and will be able to download all interviews, conference recordings, and video news reports for a low monthly fee. Initial reports will cover the commercial real estate industry, but we anticipate expanding the coverage sectors based on subscriber interest.
Beginning July 1, audio and video content on the SBN website will be paywall-protected and only available to subscribers or purchasers of individual programs.
“News coverage of important interviews with industry experts and political leaders needs to reach our subscribers, but the cost of producing this kind of reporting has to be covered,” said SBN News Director Steve Lubetkin. “We believe we have unique, high quality audio and video content that people need so they can make important business decisions. Providing a subscription solution for distribution of this news reporting is a good way to share the costs with our readers who find the stories and conversations most valuable.”
Monthly subscriptions will cost $50 and provide subscribers with at least two audio reports a week that average between 15 and 20 minutes each. Longer conference and seminar programs will also be provided. For a limited time, charter subscribers will get the first month for $10.
Individual audio and video programs will also be available for purchase as digital downloads.
To sign up for a subscription to audio and video content, click here.
Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. He refocused on multimedia journalism and podcast production after a long career in corporate branded journalism and public relations.
He has won numerous awards for his audio and video news reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced a wide range of audio and video podcasts in his other role as managing partner of State Broadcast News’s parent, The Lubetkin Media Companies.
Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional.
In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and in July 2021 he was named secretary of the chapter. In August 2021, he was honored by SPJ with one of the organization’s 2021 Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Awards, given to regular members of an SPJ chapter who go above and beyond in serving their chapter.
Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996.
Steve also has reported on-camera and produces virtual conferences for NJSpotlightNews.org, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of StateBroadcastNews.com, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC.
From May-November 2019, he produced and reported a weekly podcast, The CRE News Hour, a news and features program focusing on the commercial real estate industry.
From 2014 to 2019 he was New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for GlobeSt.com and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta.
Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for CEOReport.com, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies.
Earlier in his career, Steve reported on rock music at the Jersey Shore for the Asbury Park Press, and was a broadcast news anchor and production engineer for WJLK-AM & FM, then owned by the Press. He also worked as a general assignment reporter for the Red Bank Register, Shrewsbury, NJ.
You can email Steve at email@example.com.