Center for Cooperative Media

The Center for Cooperative Media produces and hosts events that encourage collaboration among media organizations and provide opportunities for students and faculty in the School of Communication and Media.

This Season -- 2012-2013

January 26, 2013 - "Hack Jersey"
Sponsored by: NJ News Commons

Hack Jersey logo “Hack Jersey," New Jersey’s first ever journalist-tech hackathon hosted by Montclair State University the weekend of Jan. 26-27, was a 24-hour competition, allowing groups of journalists and software coders to team together to create original projects that could transform the way New Jersey residents use data and experience news. Each project was presented to an all-star panel of five judges from the news and technology industries and graded based on specific criteria.  The event was sponsored and hosted by the NJ News Commons at Montclair State, in partnership with Knight-Mozilla Open News. (Read more.)

November 27, 2012 - Media Internship Fair
Sponsored by: NJ News Commons

The NJ News Commons  is sponsoring an Internship Fair to introduce communication and journalism majors at Montclair State University to news organizations across the state. Representatives of NJTV, NJPR, WGBO, NJ Spotlight, Baristanet, NJ Tech Weekly, Morristown Green, NJ Arts News, Glocally Newark, Paterson Press, Elizabeth Inside Out, The Jersey Tomato Press and others will give a brief presentation of their respective organizations and meet with students regarding internship opportunities. (Read more .)


Nov. 5 - Vote-monitoring Project
Sponsored by: NJ News Commons

NJ Vote Monitoring In a first time collaboration, news organizations across New Jersey, led by Montclair State University’s NJ News Commons,  worked together to monitor voting problems throughout the state and identify potential polling issues brought on by the damage of Superstorm Sandy. Media partners include NJTV, New Jersey Public Radio, WHYY, WBGO, NJ Spotlight,, Patch,, Baristanet, My Verona NJ, Elizabeth Inside Out, Glocally Newark, Hoboken Mile Square View, and Jersey Shore Hurricane News.  Students from the School of Communication and Media will monitor a hotline during polling hours through which voters can report any voting problems to be communicated to the news collaborative as they develop. (Read more.)