Center for Cooperative Media
About This Funder
The Center was founded in 2012 in response to the downsizing of New Jersey news organizations and the changes in the ownership of regional public media.
The Center coordinates statewide and regional reporting, connecting more than 280 local news and information providers through its flagship project, the NJ News Commons. The Commons helps partners to share content and encourages them to collaborate and to support one another. The Center also conducts and publishes research on emerging ideas and best practices, focusing on local journalism, business models, and ecosystem mapping.
The Center is a grant-funded program within the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University.