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News stories reported and produced by WJCT staff and interns. 

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Documentary filmmaker Michael Kirk has produced, directed and written more than 100 hours of FRONTLINE, PBS’S flagship long-form documentary series that started in 1983.

The Jaxson Presents Forgotten Spaces: Places Reimagined. Tuesday 10.23 6-8 pm at WJCT
Abby Weiss

If you missed the chance to get tickets for tonight's live event, watch it here or on WJCT's Facebook Page starting at 6:30 p.m.

This month, WJCT hosts the first-ever live event as part of our partnership with Modern Cities: The Jaxson.

Forgotten Spaces: Places Reimagined is on October 23 at WJCT Studios. 

Florida Associated Press Broadcasters

What started as an out-of-the-blue phone call to WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo last summer has resulted in an award for Best Investigative Story from the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters association.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with WJCT President and CEO David McGowan (1:10).

Commentator Jay Solomon spoke about the importance of civics education (28:52).  

We heard about the upcoming PBS’s American Experience documentary The Gilded Age with Nell Irving Painter, a Princeton University Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita. (32:28).

Cole Pepper brought us the latest sports news (46:38).        

    

You may have heard that Facebook is changing what flows into your news feed. 

Here's what you can do to make sure you see WJCT posts and videos. We've broken it down by computers, smartphones and tablets. 

WEB BROWSERS (Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.):

1) Log into Facebook and then go to the WJCT Facebook page (Search "WJCTJax" and you'll see the page in the results.)

2) Select "Like" and "Follow."  

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WJCT News has been honored again for excellence in journalism and broadcasting. The team took home three awards at this year’s Sunshine State Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Florida Pro Chapter, announced in Miami on Saturday evening.

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Many people in Jacksonville never come in contact with those outside their core communities.

That's why WJCT  News is embarking on a journey called Beyond the Core to start a citywide conversation about what unites the people who call Duval County home and what makes our smaller communities unique.

WJCT News Team Wins 2 National PRNDI Awards

Jun 27, 2017
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The WJCT News team is celebrating two national awards from Public Radio News Directors, Inc.

PRNDI award entries are judged by public media news professionals, who evaluate peers’ work with a well-trained ear.

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As a valued WJCT listener, we want you to know about some upcoming changes to our program schedule.

Beginning Jan. 23, listeners will hear expanded news/talk programming in the evenings on 89.9 WJCT.

Peter Haden / WJCT News

Jacksonville City Council will soon vote on a plan to fund the phasing out of septic tanks. 

The city and JEA would equally contribute a combined $30 million to get septic tank owners hooked up to city sewer lines.


Ryan Benk / WJCT News

A group of black Jacksonville pastors are calling for Circuit Judge Mark Hulsey to be removed from the bench as he faces charges of making racist and sexist slurs, along with other misconduct.


Ryan Benk / WJCT News

St. Johns County’s new compressed natural gas fueling station filled up its first tank after two years of planning.

A Miami-based natural gas company is hoping it’s just the first step in its expansion into Northeast Florida, despite environmentalists’ concerns.


Saphara Harrell / WJCT News

The Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee approved just under $58,000 Wednesday to fund Hemming Park through the rest of the fiscal year.

The park’s leadership, Friends of Hemming Park, has been under scrutiny for how it spent a million city dollars over the last year.


Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Duval County principals might soon get paid more for leading schools with a larger enrollment, as well as students performing below grade level.

That’s in the new pay scale the school board is considering.


Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

The first day of school for Duval County students was Monday, and it’s also the debut for 14 converted or rebranded schools.

Duval Superintendent Nikolai Vitti visited two of those schools reprogrammed to address the district's challenges with low-occupancy and failing grades.   


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