Tag Archives: Debbie Galant

Seeding the News Ecosystem

Posted on by Debbie Galant, Director of NJ News Commons

Ten years ago, I attended a gathering in South Orange that would change my life. NJ.com was holding a meetup to recruit bloggers. I was writing a story about the New Jersey blogosphere for the New York Times. During the … Continue reading

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Journalism by Subpoena

Posted on by Debbie Galant, Director of NJ News Commons

The possibility that lane closures on the George Washington Bridge were political retribution surfaced as early as Sept. 13, when the Record’s John Cichowski first broke the story. Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich suggested it at the time: “I’m beginning … Continue reading

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The Immigration Project

Posted on by Debbie Galant, NJ News Commons

Years ago, I created a radio documentary about my grandparents coming to America. For months, I sat at kitchen tables holding microphones in front of elderly relatives, and asked them to tell me their stories. Later, back in Chapel Hill, … Continue reading

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Pew: News Industry in Crisis

Posted on by Debbie Galant, Director, NJ News Commons

The state of the news business is lousy.  A week after the much-revered Boston Phoenix threw in the towel that’s hardly surprising news, but a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism is packed with statistics showing … Continue reading

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Hack Jersey: Celebrating Creativity in Journalism

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The decline of the American newspaper is generally seen as a tragedy of modern journalism. The villain in the story is the internet, that great disruptor — which, by the way, has disrupted the businesses of book publishing, real estate, … Continue reading

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