PHILADELPHIA (April 5, 2021) – The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists and Montclair State University's Center for Cooperative Media have formed a new partnership that works to expand advocacy and resources for Black journalists in New Jersey. The Center for Cooperative Media is funding complimentary, one-year PABJ memberships for professional and student journalists who reside in the state of New Jersey.
The Center for Cooperative Media works to grow and strengthen local journalism and support an informed society in New Jersey and beyond, primarily through its NJ News Commons network and national collaborative journalism program. The Center provides a wide range of professional development, coaching and networking opportunities for journalists in New Jersey as well as fellowships, grants and project support. To access the Center’s free services, sign up for its newsletter at bit.ly/joinCCMnetwork or email the Center’s director, Stefanie Murray, at email@example.com for more information or support.
"This generous contribution from the Center for Cooperative Media will not only help expand our organization's impact beyond Philadelphia, but across the entire region," says Ernest Owens, PABJ President. "Our organization looks forward to welcoming more members from down the shore to the association that started it all."
"The Center is providing these complimentary PABJ memberships in an effort to improve equity and diversity in the New Jersey news ecosystem," says Stefanie Murray, Director of the Center for Cooperative Media. "The Center’s ultimate goal is to ensure there are more Black reporters, editors and executives in jobs throughout the news industry."
This aid is open to journalists that would like to become first-time PABJ members, have been members in the past or would like to extend their membership for another year.
If you are a PABJ member who currently lives in New Jersey and/or know other Black journalists living there who would want to take advantage of this opportunity, please contact Ernest Owens, PABJ President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New members from New Jersey can apply online at https://www.thepabj.org/membership-application.html.