NJ Spotlight

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…

NJ Spotlight: Crime Up in NJ Cities

September 18, 2013 NJ Spotlight takes a look at crime in New Jersey’s urban centers and the numbers don’t look good.  Here’s what they found: Each of the six cities designated by the state police Uniform Crime Report as “major…

NJ Spotlight Examines Post-Sandy Planning

July 24, 2013 NJ Spotlight recently tackled the tougher issues of rebuilding New Jersey in their aptly-titled, “Post-Sandy Recovery: Balancing Regional Planning and Home Rule.”  We encourage you to read it by clicking here. Here’s an excerpt from the piece…

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…