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News4JAX Celebrates Students Passionate About Reading

Four Local Classrooms will be Selected to Win February 28

Published Monday, February 3, 2020


THE Local Station, in partnership with Douglas Law Firm, is proud to present News4JAX National Reading Awareness Month.  Beginning in March, News4JAX will spotlight children grades 1-5 who are passionate about reading and celebrate four local classrooms who embrace the joy of literature.


“Studies have shown reading to children just 20 minutes a day can have an enormous impact on the cognitive development of children.  In our ongoing effort to serve our local community, News4JAX wants to remind everyone of this important fact and get out into our local schools to spread this important message,” said Bob Ellis, Vice President and General Manager of WJXT/WCWJ.


To participate, parents and teachers should send a video of their child or classroom telling us why they are passionate about reading, and why they would like additional books in their classroom.  Video submissions can be sent through or by visiting the contest page.  Nominations are open through February 17.  Four winning classrooms will be announced on February 28. 


During each week of March, a member of The Morning Show team will bring a few of their favorite books into a winning classroom and read along to the kids.  The winning classroom will receive a pizza party and $100 scholastic gift card to re-stock their library.


Contest Requirements:

  1. Video must be two minutes or less, filmed with a horizontal frame.
  2. Child or classroom must be in grades 1-5 to participate.
  3. Video must be submitted on or the News4JAX contest page by February 17.
  4. All counties in the Jacksonville DMA are eligible to participate.


About WJXT Channel 4


WJXT Channel 4 and provides news, information and entertainment to the Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia region.  As the market leader, The Local Station is committed to bringing quality news and programming to the local community it serves.  The station is owned by The Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) and is one of seven Graham Media Group stations along with WCWJ Jacksonville, WSLS Roanoke, KPRC Houston, WKMG Orlando, KSAT San Antonio and WDIV Detroit.


About Graham Media Group


Graham Media Group is comprised of seven local media hubs, Graham Digital and Social News Desk delivering local news, programming, advertising solutions and digital media tools for television, online, mobile, OTT, podcasts and audio devices. We are dynamic, local brands that extend well beyond the traditional TV set.  Our work helps inform, celebrate and knit together the communities we serve. 


GMG operates in six states: KPRC–Houston, WDIV–Detroit and WSLS–Roanoke (NBC); KSAT–San Antonio (ABC); WKMG–Orlando (CBS); WJXT–Jacksonville (fully local), and WCWJ–Jacksonville (CW).  Based in Detroit, Graham Digital is a digital media and technology development group widely recognized as a leading industry innovator.  Social News Desk, headquartered in Atlanta, provides its 2500+ worldwide newsroom-customers with a single dashboard to publish, measure, curate and monetize local news content on social platforms.  Website:



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