A coalition of American newsrooms owned by Advance Local launched “Guns, an American Conversation” with the journalism organization Spaceship Media. The project convened people on opposite sides of the social and political spectrum to engage in a dialogue around the polarizing topic of guns. The project began with an in-person workshop for 21 participants in Washington, D.C., on March 24 and 25, at the Newseum who worked with facilitators skilled in bringing people together across conflicting points of view. It then moved to an online Facebook conversation where 130 more people joined the conversation.
“Guns, an American Conversation,” is a new approach to public service journalism that will bring together Americans of diverse perspectives and experiences in a closed, month-long moderated Facebook group to discuss guns and other related social issues, according to a news release from Advance Local.Read More
Nonbinary: a gender-fluid generation speaks out
Exploring the park system with the girls.
This is the story of Mike, an orphaned bear cub, whose treatment and recovery captivated a worldwide audience and took viewers inside the reality of wildlife rehabilitation in New Jersey. In this short film, NJ Advance Media’s Andre Malok, recounts the circumstances of how the dedicated staff of Woodlands Wildlife Refuge came to care for the such a young bear, and he examines what it really means to give injured and orphaned animals a second chance.
Proposed legislation in N.J. would limit high school athletes to 3 years of eligibility if they repeat any middle school grade and this bill would put an end to "red-shirting". Here's a quick explainer as to why athletes are repeating a year of middle school to gain athletic advantage.
Fractal over water
Each year 2.5 million honeybee colonies crisscross the country, traveling from farm to farm, from the almond orchards of California to the blueberry fields of New Jersey, with one crucial job – to pollinate America’s crops. The pollination services these bees provide produces one third of our food and increases crop value in the U.S. by 15 billion dollars annually. Yet, few ever see these bees at work or know how the beekeeping industry that maintains them has been pushed to the brink of devastation. (Video by Adya Beasley | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) Go to: NJ.com/onthebrink
From the serene Red Mill in Clinton to bustling nearby towns, Star-Ledger videographers Adya Beasley and Andre Malok capture the big snow melt in three acts: the tranquil drips, the pervasive grit and the return to water.
Sheets of broken ice float down the Delaware River in Burlington City.
Commuters in New Brunswick braved the early hours Tuesday morning as bitter and brutally sharp cold hit the New Jersey setting record-breaking low temperatures across the tri-state area. 01/07/2014 (Video by Mike Roy and Andre Malok)
2015 New York Emmy Award winner for Best Documentary.
2015 New York Emmy Award winner for Best Writing.
2015 Garden State Film Festival Official selection (Home Grown Documentary Short).
2014 Montclair Film Festival Official selection.
2014 Manhattan Film Festival Official selection (Film Preservation Award).
2014 New Hope Film Festival Official selection (Best Mid-Atlantic Film).
Men will vie for the honor, but there can be only one George Washington crossing the Delaware. This eye-opening documentary follows four historical re-enactors in a cutthroat competition to be the next George Washington and cross the Delaware River on Christmas Day. (A film by Nyier Abdou and Adya Beasley, Produced by Bumper DeJesus, Co-Produced by Steve Liebman and Seth Siditsky)