Center for Cooperative Media


The Center for Cooperative Media houses the following partner organizations --

New Jersey Public Radio (NJPR) News

New Jersey Public Radio (NJPR) News is WNYC's expanding multi-platform editorial service focused on New Jersey news and public affairs across a range of beats, from state politics, transparency, and governance to educational opportunity and reform. Stories from NJPR News can be heard on WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio, a network of four stations that WNYC launched in 2012. NJPR content is produced both at Montclair State University and at WNYC headquarters. is New Jersey's most popular digital destination for local news, regional sports coverage, entertainment options, jobs information and listings of cars and houses for sale. In addition to the work of its own reporters, publishes content from The Star-Ledger, the Jersey Journal, the Times of Trenton, the South Jersey Times and several weeklies.


NJTV brings quality public television programs and resources to communities throughout New Jersey and its Tri-state neighbors. The station’s week-nightly news broadcast, NJToday with Mike Schneider, features stories from across the Garden State and is broadcasted from Montclair State University. NJTV complements its growing news staff by partnering with state-wide media and higher education institutions, including Montclair State University. The network’s website, posts the latest local news, information and program schedules, and its Education section offers local educators free, classroom-ready, digital resources through VITALNJ.

NJ News Commons

The NJ News Commons is the first funded initiative of the Center, and fosters cooperation, collaboration and support to New Jersey digital news organizations. The NJ News Commons creates statewide training opportunities, conferences and panels for New Jersey digital news sites, curates and showcases the best daily news content from around the state, builds collaborative projects among various news brand so more statewide reporting can occur, provides general assistance to digital news and information in areas such as revenue creation, legal assistance, and research and helps fund new websites and initiatives in underserved areas around the state.

In the months after its creation, the Commons drew multiple sources of news and social media into a live Hurricane Sandy blog, which ran on sites throughout the state, and led an initiative to see how storm damage was affecting voting. In January, it co-sponsored Hack Jersey, 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.

NJ Spotlight

NJ Spotlight is an online Statehouse news service that provides issue-oriented analysis and reporting on topics critical to New Jersey. Focusing on the issues of education, energy, environment, healthcare, and public finance, NJ Spotlight won the international Online Journalism Award for “General Excellence” in 2011 and continues to expand with its content partnerships with the state's major public and private media outlets.

North Jersey Media Group (NJMG)

Using The Record newspaper as its editorial anchor, the Center and North Jersey Media Group (NJMG) have created a multi-platform enterprise unit that will focus on addressing underreported statewide issues and lead to positive change within the government or the private sector. is AOL's leading online local news and information platform with over 80 hyper-local news sites across the state.


Reuters has identified Montclair State University as a location for a temporary newsroom in the event of a regional emergency. In addition, Reuters’ staff in the area will occasionally work out of the University’s satellite office.


WBGO is a publicly supported radio station that has provided New Jersey audiences with jazz and news for more than thirty years. The news department is one of the most decorated departments in public radio with more than 200 awards in just the last 15 years. In an effort to dramatically expand and deepen their news coverage and work in collaboration with the members of the Center, WBGO operates a satellite news bureau, producing news programs broadcast from Montclair State’s new radio facility. WBGO will also have a programming office at the University where it hopes to build new content opportunities, especially in the area of jazz and music.