With the May 2, 2023 presentation, “Mental Health Crisis in New Jersey: Understanding Pressures, Implementing Solutions,” State Broadcast News continues to produce livestream virtual roundtable broadcasts for NJ Spotlight News on major issues of public policy concern.
Planned as the first of three livestreamed roundtables on the topic, the May 2 panel featured a discussion of adolescent depression with panelists Maureen A. Brogan, LPC, ACS, DAAETS, Statewide Program Manager, Traumatic Loss Coalition, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care; Dr. Jennifer H. Chuang, Section Chief, Adolescent Medicine, St. Joseph’s Health; Executive Committee member, New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP), Co-Chair, NJAAP Government Affairs Committee; Senator Vin Gopal, Chair, Senate Education Committee, Member, Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, New Jersey State Senate; Gary Nelson, MS, LPC, NCC, Program Director, “Making Vision Possible” school-based youth service program, Willingboro High School for the Center For Family Guidance, PC (CFG); and Bobby Brier, Mental Health Writer, NJ Spotlight News. The panel was moderated by NJ Spotlight News anchor Briana Vannozzi.
Opening the program was a keynote address by Kathleen Ethier, Ph.D., Director, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). SBN recorded Dr. Ethier’s remarks in advance of the panel and programmed them into the live broadcast.
State Broadcast News produces these livestream broadcasts from its master control in Cherry Hill, NJ, using the Streamyard and Vimeo livestream platforms. Panel participants can log in easily and conveniently from remote locations, and the audience is able to watch the broadcast and interact through chat and Q&A functionality on the Vimeo site.
You can watch the panel discussion in its entirety on the NJ Spotlight News website, or in the video player below.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.