Mercer Village, 1400 Coleman Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31207
The Center for Collaborative Jou is a unique community media collaborative combining Mercer’s liberal arts-based journalism and media studies program with the professional expertise of The Telegraph, Georgia’s third-largest daily newspaper, and Georgia Public Broadcasting, the third-largest station in the country based on population reach.
Supported by $4.6 million in grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Collaborative seeks to transform a city that has remarkable inherent advantages in geography, higher education and culture, but weakness in attachment, openness, economic strength, and overall sense of community. This Collaborative combines:
Knight Foundation’s investments are creating one of largest journalism/community projects in its history and a model for higher education/media collaborations in other cities.