April 8, 2020 Joe Amditis

NJ News Commons partners awarded Facebook Journalism Project reporting grants to cover the coronavirus

On behalf of the Center for Cooperative Media, we would like to congratulate the following New Jersey news organizations, all of which were awarded grants from the Facebook Journalism Project to help with their coronavirus reporting:

Cape May County Herald, Rio Grande, NJ.
Read coronavirus-related coverage from the Cape May County Herald here.

Food Bank News, Maplewood, NJ.
Read coronavirus-related coverage Food Bank News here.

NJ Pen, Audubon NJ

Northeast Times/Newspaper Media Group, Cherry Hill, NJ

Packet Media LLC, Manalapan, NJ
Read coronavirus-related coverage from Packet Media here.

Princeton Community Media, Princeton, NJ
Read coronavirus-related coverage from Planet Princeton here.

TAPinto Newark and TAPinto Camden, NJ
Read coronavirus-related coverage from TAPinto Newark and TAPinto Camden.

The grants will help to pay for, among other things, remote work, increased publishing frequency, combating misinformation and serving vulnerable and at-risk groups.

Click here to see the full list of grantees.

The Center for Cooperative Media also receives support from the Facebook Journalism Project to run trainings and webinars to help small, independent and nonprofit newsrooms better understand and use social media tools and platforms.

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Joe Amditis

Joe Amditis is the associate director of the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University. He graduated from Rutgers University in 2013 and earned his B.A. with a double-major in political science and criminal justice before going on to earn his M.A. from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. He is the co-founder and former director of operations of Muckgers, an hyperlocal, student-focused, investigative publication serving the Rutgers-New Brunswick community. Joe is also a seven-year veteran of the New Jersey Army National Guard and deployed to Iraq from 2008-2009.