Important News & Events

DEPRESSING TO READ: One in five newspapers have closed since 2004 in the United States, and about half of the nation’s more than 3,000 counties have only one newspaper, many of them printing just weekly, according to The New York Times.

OUR SCHOLARSHIP - Entries are now being accepted for the 22nd Annual Maureen Roscelli Memorial Scholarship for college juniors majoring in journalism, media or communications. To qualify, a student must meet the following criteria: reside in New Jersey; plan a career in communications; and be a college junior in good academic standing. The deadline is April 2nd. You can learn more from our website,

TREASURER’S REPORT: Bill Slossar reports that our closing balance of 1/18/20 was $5,188.55. Reflecting a $500 deposit on our Awards Dinner reservation at Don Pepe’s, $58 in state registration fees, and $22 in USPS postage and dues mailings.

We took in $450 at our December luncheon and paid out $664, which covered entertainment and wine.

Spread the Word: Applications Open for NJSR Hub Sustainability Reporting Fellows

A fellowship opportunity is available for NJ journalists through the New Jersey Sustainability Reporting Hub. The project is a statewide media collaborative that aims to help speed society’s transition away from fossil fuels and restore healthy living environments for future generations through solutions journalism. Selected fellows and their editors will have learning opportunities through orientations, briefings, field trips, collaboration, mentorship, and groundbreaking assignments. Fellowships run February 24 through August 31, 2020. Please click here for more info: announcement