NJ Platform- Lifting up Community Stories

New Jersey Platform

NJ Platform- Lifting up Community Stories

New Jersey Platform is our home for multimedia stories from South Jersey. It’s a place for news and community voices about important issues in a region with dwindling local news coverage.

At NJ Platform, we bring together a diverse array of voices and experiences in Camden, Atlantic City and beyond. We reflect and amplify community visions for change, informing people about the pressing issues that aren’t getting enough news coverage, and providing commentary on reporting form other news outlets.

As we embark on this effort online, we are also working on the ground – amplifying the voices of community leaders and organizations in South Jersey. We’re working with municipal services, cultural organizations, community groups, and service agencies to help build their ability to tell their own stories, represent their work in the media, and engage wider audiences.

Check out our featured projects below and see more at NJPlatform.org

Camden – Who Gets the Money?

Eighteen companies are getting $1.2 billion in tax discounts to operate in Camden, New Jersey. Why is so much public money going to so few? And what can we do about it? This video was produced by Media Mobilizing Project’s Movement Media Fellows.

Building a Sandcastle

Building a Sandcastle: A Broken Promise to Atlantic City is about the casino workers who remain after the wave of casino closures and layoffs in 2014. Now employed by an industry looking to secure its bottom line by cutting pensions, healthcare and work hours, casino employees are getting organized and fighting back. In the process they are working with neighbors across Atlantic City to reimagine the future of this resort town on the Jersey coast.

Be sure to check out the awesome work of our partners at Free Press and NJ Spark. NJ Platform is funded by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.