Tag: new jersey

by Tara George

New Brunswick Today, a hyper-local based in New Jersey, is proving that not all innovation in local news these days is digital. Charlie Kratovil and Sean Monahan initially launched their news operation in 2011 as a website, hoping to fill what they saw as a gap in local news coverage in the city that’s home […] more »

by John Clark

Co-authored with Josh Stearns Editor’s Note: This post was written before a big announcement: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced Wednesday it will open a new research center to explore new models for community news and support the testing and development of innovative digital media products for local news sites. UNC received a […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — At a conference at Montclair State University titled, “New Jersey: A Laboratory for Media Innovation,” sponsored in part by the Knight Foundation, newsrooms large and small weighed the current problems and opportunities in New Jersey’s current media market, laying out a microcosm of the challenges facing the American news business and how […] more »

by Mark Glaser

“Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” It’s a disparaging take on teaching from George Bernard Shaw’s “Man and Superman.” But what if you think about it another way: “Those who can, do and rethink teaching.” That’s the aim of Merrill Brown, who has been a “do’er” for years, helping to start Court TV, […] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

Last month the Knight Foundation announced the winners of the 2012 Knight Community Information Challenge, who will collectively receive $3.67 million in matching funds to “help them take a leadership role in addressing issues relevant to their communities.” One of the winners: the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the lead funder of the New Jersey News […] more »

by Jonathan Peters

If you’re a self-described journalist who posts on Internet message boards, then you’re not protected by the reporter’s shield law. So says, at least, the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Earlier this week, it handed down Too Much Media LLC v. Hale [PDF file], a case featuring porn, cybersecurity and death threats. (What more could […] more »