Newsletters and blogs


The Newsroom Digest

The Newsroom Digest is a newsletter for NJ publishers from the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University that tracks the latest developments in New Jersey local news.

Covering COVID-19

This daily COVID-19 newsletter is specifically curated for NJ News Commons and NJ College News Commons partners by the Center for Cooperative Media. It includes links to statewide stories that are available for republication, and a list of newly announced reporting resources, grant opportunities, training sessions and more.

Daily News Roundup

The Daily News Roundup is the only ad-free statewide newsletter for civic-minded New Jersey residents that uses a wide variety of trusted local news sources to give you a quick, no-nonsense overview of what’s happening across the Garden State, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday morning. It’s compiled daily by the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, a organization that works with 300 news organizations and freelancers across the state. 

The Local Connection

Each week, we bring you national and regional news stories with a potential local connection or angle. Use this newsletter as your go-to resource for finding new and interesting stories that will resonate with your audience and your community. Want to collaborate on a story? Let us know! Reply to this email or drop Carla Baranauckas a line at You can also connect with us via the NJ News Commons listserv at!forum/nj-news-commons/join.

Collaborative Journalism

Want to know about the latest about collaborative journalism projects, research, case studies, research and more? Sign up here!  Want to collaborate? Send us an email at! And don’t forget to check for the latest in collaboration news and information.

Other newsletters

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Blogs and publications

Medium publication

We use our Medium publication to publish blog posts about ongoing CCM projects, grantees, partners, and initiatives. We also write about collaborative journalism efforts from around the world.

We feature stories about collaborative projects, publish our research about collaborative reporting models, and provide information about the Collaborative Journalism Summit.

NJ Mobile News Lab

The NJ Mobile News Lab is an award-winning blog that focuses on helping New Jersey’s local news ecosystem navigate the world of mobile news innovation.