"This Collaborative Center will serve not just to benefit Mercer, The Telegraph and Georgia Public Broadcasting. It is a gift to undergird democracy in every city, town and county where these journalists will live and work for years to come."
David Hudson,Chair, Mercer Board of Trustees, and General Counsel, Georgia Press Association
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.
“With the roiling transformation going on in our industry, journalists must be instrumental in creating a new future for our business. One way is to find compatible partners, who share our values, to help us engage readers in different ways on multiple platforms. Our goal with this partnership is to harness our collective resources to elevate community and civic journalism, involve and engage more citizens, readers, listeners, web and mobile users, and provide a unique learning environment for both new and seasoned journalists.”