"With support from Knight Foundation and our media partners, Mercer will be able to offer the nation's best preparation for future journalists—one that is both skilled in new media and grounded in the liberal arts.  I am also excited because many other Mercer students will be able to take courses through the collaboration and understand the importance of journalism in building community and preserving democratic institutions."
Dr. Lake Lambert, Dean of Mercer’s College of Liberal Arts
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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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