NJ climate project dashboard 📡

This is the project dashboard for the New Jersey Climate Collaboration. This page contains the latest project information, partner updates, project resources, and other useful information for campus reporting partners.

Questions? Email Joe Amditis at [email protected].

📢 Announcements and important info:


First of all, thank you all SO MUCH for coming out and showing up for this event — especially on a Saturday! I was so glad to see so many people from so many colleges and universities across the state.

Second, here’s all the stuff from today that I promised to share with you all:

  1. Will Atkinson’s slide deck: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gyDzy7aq7pl3iMNCeLmeW2CBR0pRsrff/view?usp=sharing
  2. Contact list for everyone who registered (please add more info if you want): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NVMV9xjoDLSecCVxFWcQXs6ZVluvk6vPF-GucjKmpYQ/edit?usp=sharing
  3. All the photos and videos I took today (feel free to drop any photos/videos you shot): https://drive.google.com/drive/u/6/folders/12yBHsu3yVyRpGiwntSV4c2ltm7Up05b3?usp=sharing
  4. The PDF version of the collaborative project planning worksheet: https://collaborativejournalism.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Worksheet-collaborative-project-proposal.pdf

I can’t wait to see what you all accomplish together over the course of this semester and this project!

– Joe

Our next call(s):

Next call: March 11 at 11:30 a.m.

Zoom Conference line:

Join call with video (recommended):

Join by phone (no video or screenshare):
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 491 182 107

Materials from our previous call:

📅 Important dates and events:

Add to the calendar:

🔧 Story exchange

As part of this project, all partners have agreed to share and make available the stories and content they produce so that other partners can use and republish it on their own sites and platforms. The content in the database below consists of stories and other materials that are available for all NJ Climate participants and media orgs to re-use and re-publish, with proper attribution and credit.

Use this form to add your content to the exchange: http://bit.ly/climatestorycollector

📱 Contact information and directory

Add your contact information:

👩🏽‍🔬 Source and speaker directory

Add a source to the list:

🙋 Social media questions (#AskFocus)

NJCNC email listserv

CLICK HERE TO JOIN the official Google Group / email listserv for the NJ College News Commons. This will allow you to trade emails with NJCNC members from other campuses and campus media organizations.

Once you apply to join, make sure to add the group email address to your contacts list: [email protected]


This is the section where I mess around with interesting tools and other cool shit I stumble across to see if they might be useful for this or future projects. Basically, everything below that zigzag line above is one big beta-testing playground. Feel free to jump in and play around with anything in this section. The more people test stuff out, the quicker we know if it actually works or makes sense to use as part of our actual projects.


This is a really neat mind-mapping tool I found a few years back and accidentally found again the other day. Right now, I think it would be an interesting twist on the traditional comments section or live chat and it could be a cool way to allow people and partners from different schools to leave notes for other partners. Check it out and mess around with a bit and let me know if you think it would be useful for our climate collaboration.

You should be able to comment or add your own cards, even without logging in. Give it a shot!

Made by Joe Amditis with Padlet.

Is there something else you’d like to see on this dashboard? It’s a work in progress, so please let me know and I’ll try to figure out how to add it. You can call Joe Amditis on his cell at (551) 265-1429 or you can send an email to [email protected].