Center for Collaborative Journalism


"One of the nation's boldest journalism experiments." -The New York Times


The Center for Collaborative Journalism (CCJ) is a unique partnership between Mercer University, The Telegraph and Georgia Public Broadcasting, with generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Peyton Anderson Foundation. 

Our groundbreaking collaboration has students, faculty and veteran journalists working together in a joint newsroom. Learning in a “teaching hospital” model, our students engage the community using the latest digital tools and leave with a portfolio of published work that gives them an edge in a rapidly changing, but never more important, field.

We invite you to explore our site, learn what makes CCJ special and how we are transforming journalism education and our community.


  • The application for the 2016 Media Changemaker Scholarship and John M. Couric Media Fellowship is live. Earn a four-year scholarship to Mercer, up to full tuition, and get paid to work in media each summer!
  • CCJ students helm the first-in-the-country student-produced football game for ESPN. Hear public radio's Marketplace talk about the relationship.
  • Junior Jane Hammond turns a class project into a 3.5-minute feature for NPR's All Things Considered.
  • To celebrate Mercer's success in March Madness, our Data Journalism class created this interactive timeline.
  • The Bears' win over Duke occasioned junior Jane Hammond's second national piece for NPR News.
  • Read Director Tim Regan-Porter's thoughts on how the Bears' NCAA success relates to CCJ.