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The money will be used to support local NJ news providers covering the new coronavirus in their communities

Journalists at newsrooms of all sizes are being furloughed, laid off, or facing pay cuts while advertising revenue continues to plummet. Smaller news organizations, especially those with few personnel and no significant financial backing, are among those hurting the most.

As Poynter’s Kristen Hare puts it, “It’s getting hard to keep track of the bad news about the news right now.”

As this crisis continues to impact our communities and our partners, the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University is launching new programs to help address some of these issues in New Jersey. …

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Joe Amditis

Joe is the associate director of the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University and the host of the WTF Just Happened Today? podcast.

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