Throughout 2017, the Center for Cooperative Media has been researching and compiling data on various models of collaborative journalism. We released early results from our findings at the Collaborative Journalism Summit in May, and now plan to release our full white paper on Sept. 29.
This new nearly 70-page report will document and examine collaborative efforts between journalistic organizations. Our intent was to place current collaborative efforts in context and draw out best practices and learnings from various projects over the years to help inform what we think is shaping up to be a key component of the future of journalism: collaboration and partnership.
As the Center grows its program in collaborative journalism and seeks to build a community of practice on the topic, we hope to dive further into research on other forms of collaboration relating to journalism, including deeper looks into collaboration with civic groups, communities, local institutions, individual audience members and more.
We invite you to join us on Sept. 29 as principal investigator Sarah Stonbely presents the paper and her analysis. We’ll also hear from panel of journalists who were interviewed during the course of our research, all of whom have extensive experience in collaborative projects. In addition to the paper, we plan to publish a handful of best practice guides to help those who wish to launch or improve collaborative projects.
After those presentations in our new performance hall, stick around for a cocktail reception and NJ News Commons open house, showcasing the Center’s new suite and Montclair State University’s new $60 million, state-of-the-art School of Communication and Media building. We’ll have appetizers and drinks.
And if you can’t make it to the panel and reception but want to be notified when the white paper is released, click here to be added to our mailing list.
About the Center for Cooperative Media: The Center is a grant-funded program of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University. The Center is supported with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Democracy Fund. Its mission is to grow and strengthen local journalism, and in doing so serve New Jersey residents. For more information, visitCenterforCooperativeMedia.org.