Jambar TV Receives $100K Gift from Lamb Charitable Foundation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A $100,000 gift from the Jane F. Lamb Charitable Foundation will support improvements at Jambar TV, the TV news branch of Youngstown State University’s student-run newspaper.

The donation, accounted Monday by the YSU Foundation, will pay for the addition of a new multiplatform software program similar to what is used in professional newsrooms, allowing student reporters to gain real-world experience before graduating. The system will also allow for the addition of a television studio in its office in Kilcawley Center. 

Jambar TV was launched in August 2019 and is produced by the same staff that makes the print and digital editions of The Jambar. In its first year, Jambar TV won first place in the Society for Collegiate Journalists’ award category of “Television news show, overall excellence.”

The news studio will acknowledge support from the foundations during each broadcast. Broadcasts, which are half an hour long, can be watched on the Jambar TV YouTube page or at TheJambar.com.

Jane Lamb was a graduate of The Rayen School, as well the University of Michigan and the Katharine Gibbs School in New York City. She spent her entire career at The Vindicator as a reporter and columnist. She was prominent in charitable and civic pride throughout the community, especially covering children’s activities.

“Jane would be pleased to assist YSU students with careers in journalism. Education was important to her,” said James Sisek, a lifelong friend of Lamb’s and a trustee for the Jane. F. Lamb Charitable Foundation, in a statement.

Earlier this year, the foundation gave $50,000 to the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley when the coronavirus pandemic reached the area. The donation provided food for students who could no longer get meals at schools after the pandemic forced districts to switch to remote learning.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.