2014 Macon Film Festival Events

Events and activities surrounding the Macon Film Festival

Center Announces High School Essay Contest

The Center invites high school students to consider the importance of local news and information to communities.

Read more about the contest.

Center Adds Two Staff Members

Mercer University's Center for Collaborative Journalism has added two staff members as it begins its first full academic year in its new 12,000-square-foot facility in Mercer Village.Ashley Hopkinson, who recently completed a master's degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, has joined the Center as its newsroom coordinator. Meg Donahue, a creative writing graduate of Georgia State University, is serving as the Center's editorial assistant.

Read more about the new staffers.

Center Dedication Set for September 28

Mercer will dedicate the Center for Collaborative Journalism, located on the first floor of the recently completed Phase II of the Lofts at Mercer Village, in conjunction with the fall meeting of the University's National Journalism Advisory Board on Sept. 28.

Find out more information about the dedication.

GPB Radio Adds New Staff at GPB Radio Macon, WMUM-FM

GPB Radio has named Kathleen Ashley as the community development specialist – at GPB Macon WMUM 89.7 FM. Ashley will be working with community partners in marketing, coordinating community engagement events and encouraging the community to support the efforts of the Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University.

Read more about the appointment.

Peyton Anderson Foundation Awards $1 Million Grant to Fund Newsroom in Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism

A $1 million grant from Macon’s Peyton Anderson Foundation will fund an innovative newsroom in Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism, a partnership involving the University’s Journalism and Media Studies Department, The Telegraph and Georgia Public Broadcasting.

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Adam Ragusea Joins GPB Radio Macon, WMUM-FM

GPB Radio has named Adam Ragusea as the new host of Morning Edition and Site Supervisor for GPB Radio Macon – WMUM 89.7FM. Adam will supervise and manage news interns as well as host Morning Edition and report on the community. Adam joins WMUM’s bureau chief Josephine Bennett in reporting on Central Georgia and will work closely with Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism.  

Read more about Adam Ragusea.

An Interview with Tim Regan-Porter

If you’re unfamiliar with the name Tim Regan-Porter, I can almost guarantee you’re familiar with the creations of Tim Regan-Porter. Co-founder of Paste Magazine, one of the leading Music/Film/Culture magazines in the nation and competitor to Rolling Stone, Tim has been on the cutting edge of technology and social interaction for years.

Read more of the M&R interview.

Tim Regan-Porter Named Center Director

Digital media innovator Tim Regan-Porter, president and CEO of Decatur, Ga.-based Paste Media Group, has been named the first director of Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism.  

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Unique, Joint Newsroom will Help Increase Local Journalism in Macon

Knight Foundation invests $4.6 million to expand local public radio, bring new journalism education model to Georgia and engage residents in critical issues.

Read more about the Knight Foundation grant.

Groundbreaking Gallery

View the slideshow of the groundbreaking.

News Conference & Groundbreaking Video

View the video of the news conference and groundbreaking.