HAMMONTON, NJ (SBN) — Philadelphia podcast producer Jason Peters completed a 62-mile walk from Philly to Atlantic City over the weekend, a publicity-seeking effort to raise funds for “Project Ownership.” It’s an educational program in which Philadelphia high school students will acquire and renovate a steamship cargo container into a tiny home that will reside at a West Philadelphia community center where the teens hope to rent it out as an “Air B&B” property. Peters was joined on the walk by We Love Philly executive director Carlos Aponte.
Peters produces podcasts for a New York radio station, and hosts his own podcast, “2100 – The Podcast for the Future,” which focuses on lesser-known stories around the country as “a time capsule left for the people of 2100 to dissect and find with it what they want.”
Peters spoke with SBN News Director Steve Lubetkin before beginning the final, 27-mile, leg of the walk from Hammonton to Atlantic City on Sunday morning.
For more information about the fund-raising effort, visit WeLovePhilly.org.
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.