Category Archives: Media

Free Press: Race, the Media, and Politics in the Trump Era

Posted on by James L. Thompson, Free Press

  One of the most important roles news outlets have is their power to convene. They can bring together community members and those in positions of power, and provide a space for thoughtful conversation while asking necessary, but uncomfortable, questions. … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Bringing the “Tech” into Sustainability

Posted on by Lauren Skowronski, Director for Community Engagement, Sustainable Jersey

 How does technology relate to sustainability and Sustainable Jersey? The classic definition of sustainability suggests that our future depends on supporting three interdependent domains: environment, economy and society. Among these, society often gets overlooked. But in fact, it may be … Continue reading

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Local News Lab: Diverse, Inclusive, and Informed

Posted on by Sabrina Hersi Issa, Local News Lab Fellow

What It Will Take To Build the Future of Journalism Holding a mirror to society, speaking truth to power and producing coverage and storytelling that can potentially build bridges between people and communities are critical functions I’ve always considered a … Continue reading

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Free Press: How Community Media Can Fill Local News Gaps

Posted on by Fiona Morgan, Free Press

A key takeaway from the Alliance for Community Media’s recent conference in Boston: Community media can and must help fill the gaps in local news coverage that are growing across the country thanks to rampant consolidation and newsroom cutbacks. Community … Continue reading

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NJ Platform: Growing Stories from the Grassroots in South Jersey

Posted on by Milena Velis, Media Mobilizing Project

At Media Mobilizing Project, we always say movements begin with the telling of untold stories. Based in Philadelphia for 10 years, we’ve begun branching out into South Jersey — mainly Camden and Atlantic City — to build a broader community of … Continue reading

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Free Press: How an Organizing Mindset Can Serve Newsrooms

Posted on by Mike Rispoli, Free Press

  Newsrooms are experimenting with different ways of engaging their audiences — and over the last few months Free Press has been on the ground figuring out the best ways to connect Garden State journalists and residents via our News … Continue reading

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Free Press: A Divided Community Comes Together at News Voices’ Asbury Park Event

Posted on by Dodge

While Asbury Park often feels like a city divided, there was an incredible spirit of unity at the high school Wednesday night as residents and journalists came together to find ways to forge a strong future for the community. Over … Continue reading

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NJ Spark: Reporting on Issues of Poverty and Economic Inequality to Build Community

Posted on by Todd Wolfson, NJ Spark

“We’re so erased. If you’re a person of color, if you’re a woman, if you come from a poor background, if you come from a family who worked like dogs and never got any respect or a share of the … Continue reading

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News Sites Partner to Put Spotlight on Immigration in New Jersey

Posted on by Lee Keough, NJ Spotlight

NJ Spotlight, Center for Cooperative Media and New America Media launch $30,000 crowdfunding campaign The run-up to the presidential election has thrust the subject of immigration squarely into the center of public discourse. Yet much of the discussion thus far … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from the Local News Lab

Posted on by Molly de Aguiar and Josh Stearns, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Sharing what we’ve learned from our experiments in revenue and community engagement for local news. For the last 18 months the Local News Lab has been supporting local journalists who seek to transform their business model and reconnect with their … Continue reading

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6 Lessons Learned in 6 Months of News Voices: New Jersey

Posted on by Fiona Morgan and Mike Rispoli, Free Press

Engagement is a big buzzword in journalism today. News outlets across the U.S. are hiring “engagement editors,” employers encourage journalists to interact with readers online and through story comments, and new tools are constantly being developed to help newsrooms better reach their audiences. All of … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Free Press

Posted on by Dodge

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online giving gadget that takes the guesswork out of year-end giving.  Free Press Connect: Website: freepress.net and NewsVoices.org Twitter: @freepress Facebook: Free … Continue reading

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How to Navigate the Future of News

Posted on by Molly de Aguiar and Josh Stearns

Our work on journalism and sustainability at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is rooted in the idea that there is no one model for local news. We believe that creating more sustainable local news is going to demand that we reimagine journalism … Continue reading

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