Stefanie Murray is the Director of the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University. The Center is a grant-funded program with a mission to grow and strengthen local journalism for the benefit of residents in New Jersey. A Michigan native, Stefanie previously worked in Michigan and Tennessee as a reporter, editor, digital media manager and news executive. Before joining Montclair State, she worked for Gannett Co. as vice president and executive editor of The Tennessean in Nashville, and was with the Detroit Free Press before that. Her professional passions are digital media innovation, local journalism, community engagement and audience analysis. She has a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and journalism from Central Michigan University. Stefanie can be reached at email@example.com.