Fascinating project out of Montclair State University, where students do freelance video projects for cash-strapped newsrooms across New Jersey.

Video Assignment Desk (via NJ News Commons)

Video production teams from the School of Communication and Media are available to create FREE one- to two-minute video pieces focusing on local news stories to supplement editorial. The assignment desk provides a needed resource — at no cost to sites — for news sites that have limited resources…

I noticed this project when I was at MSU May 21 for a conference titled, “New Jersey: A Laboratory for Media Innovation.” Check out my live-tweeting at #NJMediaLab or see the full piece on the conference and the future of journalism in New Jersey at PBS MediaShift tomorrow.