Journalism

In the Shadow of Liberty: New Jersey Immigration

February 8, 2016 In a time of heated political rhetoric, NJ Spotlight has a unique opportunity for supporting in-depth coverage of a topic sorely in need of nuanced reporting: immigration. Today, NJ Spotlight — in partnership with Montclair State University’s…

PewResearch: America’s Shifting Statehouse Press

July 10, 2014 When the Community Foundation of New Jersey partnered with former Star-Ledger reporters to create NJ Spotlight, an interactive website that features high-quality, in-depth journalism that provides an understanding of the vital issues affecting our state, it was…

NJ Spotlight Looks Ahead

May 19, 2014 Our friends at NJ Spotlight, whose launch we funded in 2010, are marking their four-year anniversary with the hiring of a Development Director. Scroll down for more from NJ Spotlight. Michelle Ruess joins NJ Spotlight in the…

NJ Spotlight Wins Journalism Awards

May 1, 2014 Congratulations are in order to our friends at NJ Spotlight, who have won several awards for reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association.  The Community Foundation of New Jersey is a founding supporter of NJ Spotlight, which…

Evaluating the Nonprofit News Model

November 5, 2013 We’ve long been fans of the nonprofit news model, especially amidst the decline of newspapers and other forms of journalism in the United States. It’s why we helped launch NJ Spotlight, an online news website where “issues…

Experts Weigh in on Sandy Response

May 17, 2013 NJTV’s Superstorm Sandy: A Live Town Hall had government officials, nonprofit leaders, and viewers from New Jersey and New York discussing the highs and lows of the response to last year’s natural disaster.  The Community Foundation’s New…

CFNJ-Sponsored Town Hall on Sandy Airs Thursday

May 13, 2013 This Thursday, May 16th, NJTV will broadcast what it calls “a special, [two-hour] multi-platform live Town Hall event.” Superstorm Sandy: A Live Town Hall will air at 8:00pm on NJTV as well as WLIW21 on Long Island,…

Dekker & Mooney Participate in Knight Foundation Panel

February 16, 2013 Last month CFNJ President Hans Dekker and NJ Spotlight Founding Editor John Mooney participated in a panel hosted by the Knight Foundation on “the power of partnerships in strengthening community information.”  Click below for video of their…

CFNJ Featured in Knight Foundation Case Studies

February 6, 2013 Our friends over at the Knight Foundation say that, “if the news and information environment is in trouble, so is civic life. Foundations can only help improve education, public safety, the environment or anything else if people…