Partners and Funders
Connecticut Public, the parent company of Thinkalong.org, is the statewide, community-owned public media licensee for PBS and NPR content.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting - In January, 2020, Thinkalong and Connecticut Public were honored to receive one of CPB's innovation grants to develop educational media for youth. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. CPB is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television, and related online services.
PBS - A member of PBS, Connecticut Public has earned the distinction of being a leading producer and presenter of national public television shows. As PBS celebrates its 50th anniversary, it has once again been named America’s most trusted institution in a nationwide survey. For the 17th consecutive year, Americans find PBS as more trustworthy than government institutions and media sources such as digital platforms, commercial broadcast and cable television, newspapers, and social media. Using the resources from PBS and its member stations, Thinkalong™ provides curated access to innovative, educational, critically acclaimed programs.
NPR - A member of National Public Radio (NPR), American Public Media (APM), and Public Radio International (PRI), Connecticut Public is host to one of the leading news stations in the public radio system. Thinkalong™ users receive the benefit of Connecticut Public Radio's unique local reporting, newscasts and topical local talk shows, as well as NPR's award-winning in-depth global news service, providing fact-based deeper learning experiences for students.
Center for Media Literacy - A pioneer in its field, the Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and evidence-based educational resources nationally and internationally. Thinkalong™ derives its recommended methods of inquiry from the CML MediaLit Kit™ that provide a research-based teaching strategy based on longstanding theoretical foundations to help students gain media literacy skills.
National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) - Connecticut Public is an organizational partner with NAMLE, working together to advance and promote each other’s work in media literacy education. Connecticut Public is a participant in NAMLE's 2020 Media Literacy Week.
National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) - Connecticut Public is a member of NETA, a professional association representing 277 member stations in 46 states, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. NETA provides leadership, general audience content, educational services, professional development and trusted financial management services, including human resources and benefits administration, to individual public media licensees, their affinity groups and public media as a whole.
Connecticut Public and the Thinkalong team are especially grateful to the individual leadership donors who have made it possible to expand and enhance the work of the Thinkalong project during the past several years.
Newman's Own Foundation - The audience that Thinkalong™ serves has been the beneficiary of funding and support from the Newman's Own Foundation, most notably through our participation as a host organization for the Newman's Own Fellowship. The Fellowship experience is designed to provide young emerging leaders with the skills and experience that will set them on a path of social impact and using their skills and resources to make the world a better place, whether they decide to pursue a career in the for-profit or non-profit sector.