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“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.”
Sherrie Marshall, Executive Editor, The Telegraph
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CCJ Building

 

The Center for Collaborative Journalism is located on the first floor of Phase II of the Lofts at Mercer Village, a mixed-used development that anchors the campus end of the College Hill Corridor.

The heart of CCJ is the joint newsroom in the the Lofts, housing the newsroom of The Telegraph, Center faculty and staff, students and GPB reporters. Next to the joint newsroom are classrooms and our digital media lab.

With 12,000-square-feet of space, the CCJ building was completed in July 2012. Georgia Public Broadcasting’s radio and television studios are also located in Mercer Village, adjacent to the Center for Collaborative Journalism. 

The close proximity of these facilities undergird the mission of the Center to provide students with clinical education experiences comparable to the medical school model where faculty and students work with real-life scenarios. Mercer journalism students work side-by-side with journalists from The Telegraph and GPB Radio Macon to learn their craft while serving the information needs of Macon and the Central Georgia region.



 
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