Montclair State University


Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
One Normal Avenue
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
County: Essex


Mr. John T. Shannon, Esq.

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The Center for Cooperative Media is founded on these principles: strengthen new and existing voices throughout New Jersey; create a hub for New Jersey media that serves as both a centralized and virtual resource center; build and maximize strategic alliances with New Jersey media entities; provide on-campus multi-platform opportunities and internships; encourage state media collaboration and expand news coverage; and provide training and assistance for the changing media landscape on the local and hyper-local levels.

Organization Background

For over 100 years, the history of Montclair State has been one of growth and distinction. We offer all the advantages of a large university -- a wide range of excellent undergraduate and graduate programs, a diverse faculty and student body -- combined with the individual attention of a small college. Montclair State provides close to 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, while remaining accessible and affordable.

The University will play a role beyond the campus community, partnering and collaborating at the local, state, national, and international levels to make positive contributions to addressing issues of importance to society, to enable students to experience their ability to use knowledge in constructive ways in the world, and to share the rich array of intellectual and cultural resources of the University with the people of New Jersey.

The Center for Cooperative Media was created in the fall of 2011. The Center serves as the home and broadcast center to NJTV and New Jersey Public Radio and as a satellite office for NJ Spotlight.

This initiative is led by the president of the University, Dr. Susan A. Cole, and the vice president for University Advancement, John T. Shannon, Esq. Debbie Galant, director of the New Jersey News Commons, serves in the direct planning and tactical implementation for the University. The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Knight Foundation serve as the two primary sponsors of the initiative.

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