A Groundbreaking Weekly Digital Series Featuring Insights and Analysis from the Social-First Generation
BOSTON (April 28, 2020) – What’s trending on your timeline? WGBH is launching Keep it Social, a national weekly digital series focusing on topical social and digital media issues and trends. The show will stream on YouTube with new episodes every Friday.
Produced for and by Gen-Zs and Millennials, Keep It Social provides an informative and entertaining weekly forum for the generations driving and informing social media behavior and trends.
“With millions of people engaging on multiple platforms every day, social media has a significant impact on civil discourse and the topics that capture our interest from day to day,” said Hillary Wells, executive producer of Keep It Social. “Unlike other programs that focus on what is happening, Keep It Social focuses on the how and the why from the perspective of younger generations that don’t often find their authentic voice and opinion in mainstream media.”
Hosted byParis Alston and co-hosted by Terrence Johnson and produced by Phillipe Vieira, Keep It Social features lively and animated discussion and debate among a rotating series of social influencers, experts and invited colleagues and friends from across the nation and around the world, representing diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and expertise in the topics being covered that week. Content is posted on platforms includingInstagram,Twitter, andFacebook prior to the show each week to elicit viewer input. Following the YouTube premiere each week, single segments and clips are distributed across a range of platforms to increase impact and reach.
Keep It Social stays on top of how social media users are engaging with the social, economic, and cultural issues of the day taking on serious topics such as how misinformation spreads, how influence can be bought and exploited, and how the conversations we have on social media reflect social realities. The series will also look at emerging platforms, the latest technology impacting social media and what’s trending on today’s timelines. Viewers will be encouraged to share their thoughts in the comment section of the YouTube stream as well as to submit questions via Instagram and Facebook.
Keep It Social was developed with input from the National Scholastic Press Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the Northeastern University School of Journalism.
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur and more than a dozen other primetime, lifestyle and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels WORLD and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater Boston, Basic Black and High School Quiz Show®. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston’s Local NPR®; 99.5 WCRB Classical Radio Boston; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of digital content and programs for public radio through PRX, including The World and Innovation Hub, a leader in educational multimedia with PBS LearningMedia™, providing the nation’s educators with free, curriculum-based digital content, and a pioneer in services that make media accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired audiences. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at wgbh.org.