Join us for the NJ Ethnic and Community Media Expo

Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

Join us for the NJ Ethnic and Community Media Expo

Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET



The Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University is proud to present the first-ever NJ Ethnic and Community Media Expo. This Expo will unite and showcase the state’s ethnic and community news outlets and journalists to lawmakers, advertising agencies, academics, marketing, and communications groups.

New Jersey is home to at least 140 ethnic and community media organizations. This includes 94 daily and weekly newspapers and periodicals, 35 radio stations, and 11 television channels, reflecting New Jersey as one of the most culturally vibrant, ethnically, racially, and linguistically diverse states in the country. These media cover stories about African, African American, Asian, European, Latino, and Middle Eastern communities, and other stories that affect or interest the myriad diaspora communities in the state. They reach people that mainstream media do not.


— Diverse media showcase: Engage with a wide range of ethnic and community media organizations from New Jersey, including newspapers, radio stations, and television channels. (Click here to see the list of exhibitors who will be at the Expo.)
— Networking opportunities: Connect with journalists, lawmakers, advertising agencies, academics, and marketing groups.
— Informational resources: Collect brochures, pamphlets, media kits, and other materials from various news outlets to explore partnership opportunities.
— Keynote and featured speakers: Gain insights from influential speakers in the field of media and communications, including Jacquelyn Suárez, Acting Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs for the state of New Jersey.
— Interactive sessions: Participate in open networking time to build relationships with community media representatives and fellow attendees.
— Complimentary lunch: Enjoy lunch served at noon, providing a perfect setting for informal discussions and networking.

The Expo is set for April 4. Registration and networking begin at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by keynote speakers and two hours of open networking time in the Expo space. The Expo will be hosted in Room 225 of the Brower Student Center at The College of New Jersey, located at 2000 Pennington Road in Ewing Township.

The Expo is supported in part thanks to funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NEO Philanthropy. If you would like to sponsor the Expo, contact Stefanie Murray, director of the Center, at [email protected].

We plan to publish the recordings, documentation, and other materials once the Expo is over, so be sure to come back to this page and check them out. Meanwhile, don’t forget to follow the Center on Twitter.


Due to space constraints at the facility, the event is private. To request a ticket, please email [email protected]. General admission tickets are $15 each. Ethnic and community media with an exhibit at the Expo can attend for free.

NOTICE: The Center for Cooperative Media is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment at the Ethnic and Community Media Expo. In line with this commitment, we carefully review all applications from vendors and exhibitors who wish to participate in the event.

Please be advised that the Center for Cooperative Media reserves the exclusive right to reject or deny any application from vendors and exhibitors for the Expo. This decision is at our sole discretion and may be based on various factors that align with the ethos and objectives of the event.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at [email protected].


Amtrak trains for Trenton and Princeton Junction leave Penn Station in New York City and 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.

New Jersey Transit provides rail service to Princeton Junction, Hamilton, and Trenton from New York City and the surrounding area.

The 601 bus schedule may be consulted for bus service from the Trenton train station. The Hamilton station is a 10-minute drive from the TCNJ campus.

Complimentary parking will be available for Expo attendees in Lots 5, 6, and 7.