‘Black Hack’ and Booker in the News

Here’s an event that deserved more press: Newark Tech Week featured four days of technology-centric events capped off by a “black hack” on April 6 and 7 at Rutgers Business School. NJ Tech Weekly has the story here.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker showed up for the hackathon, but his star power didn’t seem to finagle the event more extensive coverage — besides a mention in Newark Pulse and a story in Black Enterprise.

More New Jersey business news can be found in Forbes, which chronicles the fact that the state is considering limitations on noncompete agreements, and NJ Spotlight, which reports some happy news for the state’s pharmaceuticals industry.

Elsewhere, Booker garnered attention from Ad Age for his prolific tweeting and social media savvy. The undeclared candidate for U.S. Senate declared that social media tools are “breaking up the oligarchy of media and letting voices that are often disrespected or marginalized get into the national conversation.”

Here’s a news outlet we hadn’t heard of before: Pink News, “Europe’s Largest Gay News Service,” ran a story yesterday on a Rutgers-Eagleton poll reporting that 62% of NJ residents would vote for marriage equality. In fact, there are numerous stories on NJ polls today (see below!).

Finally, New Jersey Monthly has a story on the newly formed School of Communication and Media here at Montclair State University — including mention of the NJ News Commons. Read it here.

Newark Caps off Big Tech Week with Minority-Focused Hack for Charity NJ Tech Weekly*
Newark Tech Week 2013 Kicks Off Tonight Newark Pulse
Brick City Entrepreneurs Hack It Out At #BlackHack NWK Black Enterprise
Yes, Cory Booker Really Does Write His Own Tweets Ad Age
New Jersey Medicaid expansion seen as on schedule Philadelphia Inquirer
DEP Looks to Buy Out Streets, Neighborhoods Devastated by Sandy NJ Spotlight*
In ‘Pharm Country,’ Salaries Inch up, As Do Job Openings NJ Spotlight*
New Jersey Joins Wave Of States Considering Limitations on Noncompete Agreements Forbes
Rutgers earns good grades for handling basketball coaching scandal, poll finds Star-Ledger*
Poll: 62% of New Jersey residents would vote in favour of equal marriage Pink News
Support for N.J.’s Christie down slightly in latest poll USA Today
Poll Shows Christie Out Of Step On Social Issues WBGO News
Most New Jerseyans agree with firing of Rutgers’ basketball coach Mike Rice, poll says The Record
The Route 22 Mini-Tour of Concretia Weird NJ*
Newark Schools Superintendent Says She Plans to Stay and ‘See Things Through’ NJTV
Bill Would Ban Violent Video Games in Public Spaces NJTV

Media Blitz: A New Communication And Media School At MSU NJ Monthly

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