The South Jersey Information Equity Project was conceived at the Center for Cooperative Media in late 2019 through a partnership with the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. Its goal is to address media inequity in South Jersey, specifically by seeking to improve the quality and quantity of news and information produced by and for communities of color.

The next phase of the project will seek to support and elevate Black media makers specifically in Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties — including those who identify as journalists and those who do not — and connect them with resources, funding and platform partners to share their work.

The goals are to amplify stories by and for the Black community in our three target counties, build trust and community connections through media making, and strengthen the networks between Black journalists, media and communities in South Jersey.

Latest updates + events:

Meet Celeste Whittaker: SJIEP reporting fellowship adviser

Jan. 25, 2023

Veteran sports journalist will help guide and mentor South Jersey reporting fellows in 2023.

New SJIEP reporting fellowship cohort launches in South Jersey

Jan. 16, 2023

Four new fellows will produce solutions-based, restorative narratives with and for communities of color in Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington counties

A group of about 20 Black journalists, media makers, and artists from South Jersey (plus a white guy named Joe in the front row) smile as they pose for a photo after a local journalism event.

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to celebrate our 2022 SJIEP fellows!

More info, plus a recap and some video coming soon!

South Jersey Information Equity Project welcomes five inaugural fellows

May 9, 2022

First cohort will produce restorative narrative-oriented stories about and for Black communities in South Jersey

The latest from our fellows:

The South Jersey Information Equity Project is a project of the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University.