Rutgers: New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project Receives Additional $219,609 Grant to Digitize Historical NJ Newspapers

Rutgers: New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project Receives Additional $219,609 Grant to Digitize Historical NJ Newspapers. “The New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project (NJDNP) has received an additional round of funding in the amount of $219,609 to digitize historical New Jersey newspapers and make them available to the public via the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America website, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced today.”

New York Times: News From Your Neighborhood, Brought to You by the State of New Jersey

New York Times: News From Your Neighborhood, Brought to You by the State of New Jersey . “The state’s lawmakers have embarked on a novel experiment to address a local news crisis: putting up millions of dollars in the state’s most recent budget to pay for community journalism. While public television and radio stations have long received government funds, new media experts like Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute say they have not heard of any other efforts on this scale, with a state helping to pay for reporting projects among a range of news media, including for-profit outlets.”

North Jersey: Chris Christie is still using his ‘official’ Twitter account. Lawyers say it’s a problem

North Jersey: Chris Christie is still using his ‘official’ Twitter account. Lawyers say it’s a problem. “Five months after leaving office and becoming a professional talking head for ABC News, Chris Christie still lists his preferred social media profile as the ‘official Twitter account of the 55th Governor of New Jersey.’ But there is nothing official about it to New Jersey.”

ROI: State unveils Research with NJ database, to help STEM industries, N.J. universities collaborate better

ROI: State unveils Research with NJ database, to help STEM industries, N.J. universities collaborate better. “New Jersey unveiled Research with NJ, a database aimed at boosting collaborations and relationships in STEM fields at five universities, Tuesday at the annual Biotechnology Innovation Organization conference. It will include information from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Rowan University, Rutgers University and Stevens Institute of Technology. The site has 3,500 faculty profiles, 180,000 published works and more than 23,000 media citations. It is the result of a five-year, 5,000-profile contract that cost the state $1.5 million to implement.”

Next City: New York City Debuts Regional Mapping Tool

Next City: New York City Debuts Regional Mapping Tool. “New York City’s planning department has launched a new mapping tool that harnesses population, housing and economic data and makes it available for exploring by the general public. The Metro Region Explorer offers trending data on the city’s greater metropolitan region: the five boroughs, upstate New York and Long Island, as well as parts of New Jersey and Connecticut.”

OCNJ Daily: Ocean City Man’s Passion Leads to Image Archive

OCNJ Daily: Ocean City Man’s Passion Leads to Image Archive. “Wonderful pictures are stock in trade of [the website]. Categories include the 9th St. Bridge including the old one, the new one and the demolition of the former and construction of the latter. The Sindia, storms, boardwalk, Music Pier are other examples of categories. Just about anything you can think of concerning Ocean City has a pictorial home on Mike’s site. At present, there are thousands of images in 845 files and 43 albums.”

Newark Public Library: Introducing The Newark Public Library Digital Archive

Newark Public Library: Introducing The Newark Public Library Digital Archive. “As part of the My Newark Story project, the Newark Public Library has digitized over 50 collections and 23,000 items related to African American, Latino and Newark history! These include photographs, city directories, documents, objects, newspapers, documents, maps and more!… Highlights include thousands of photos of Newark Public Schools, the Samuel Berg collection of Newark Street photos, Newark maps and atlases, Newark area newspapers (including the Newark Herald, City News, and La Tribuna!) & so much more!”