Research to unlock answers. Strategies to succeed.
CJ&N is a media market research company serving news and information content providers.
Never before have media habits changed so quickly. You need more insight. We have cutting-edge solutions. CJ&N’s research creativity and precision allows you to make confident decisions.
A whole team of experts in your corner. Deeply involved in your strategy and invested in your success. From product development to training, our team is always working on your behalf.
Digital Media Consultation
The future has never been closer. Our experience helps you see it first. Allowing you to focus on the best opportunities to get consumers engaged with your content. Social, mobile, apps? Yes, we do that.
Your people are what makes the difference. Our talent coaching takes your best and makes them better. Decades of experience in training successful communicators, including some of the biggest names in the media business.
Constantly connected and continuously searching for the latest and greatest content – that’s today’s news and information consumer. Suddenly the game has changed and the competition goes far beyond the guys across the street. CJ&N can help you stand out in today’s crowded and fast-paced environment.
By Steve Schwaid, CJ&N VP of Digital Services. Maybe it’s just me. But I don’t get it. Why do some TV stations continue making Facebook their primary platform for breaking news and especially breaking video [...]
By Steve Schwaid, CJ&N VP of Digital Strategies This time Facebook is going after weather -- local weather, one of a station’s primary content drivers. Jimmy Kimmel may have said it best when talking about [...]
By Steve Schwaid, CJ&N VP of Digital Services Amazing. Unbelievable. Engaging. The live images we saw from the local stations and cable networks covering the Hurricane Harvey aftermath were almost overwhelming. Technology has pushed live [...]
By John Altenbern, President CJ&N, Inc. Sitting high and dry a thousand miles from the Harvey disaster unfolding in Texas gives you a different perspective on the story. As local stations in Texas and [...]
CJ&N helps news and content providers succeed in a constantly connected world.
John Altenbern, MBA
John has more than 40 years’ experience in the television and media industry.
John has more than 40 years’ experience in the television and media industry. It all started at a 1000 watt radio station in 1975 (really). After a career on-air and in news management, John has been advising station groups and media companies across the country for the last 25 years. He also serves as president of CJ&N.
As CJ&N’s Communications Director, Mike is constantly in motion. He’s probably one of the most “plugged in” people in the media world as he has been for more than 30 years. An invaluable resource for CJ&N clients, Mike can put his hands on just about anything you need in short order. That includes baseball statistics.
Who else would wake up in the middle of the night because a research idea popped into her head? CJ&N’s VP of Research has an insatiable curiosity honed by decades of media research experience – from television news to entertainment programs to app usage. Mary Beth is constantly innovating new research ideas. Even while she is snowboarding.
As one of CJ&N’s founders Bruce has seen it all. And that’s why his wise counsel and insight continues to be invaluable. While you may find him hiking red-rock trails or planning a fly-fishing trip these days, Bruce’s industry knowledge is second-to-none. For key CJ&N clients Bruce continues to be a critical part of the team.
You couldn’t ask for a better teacher. Hundreds of communications professionals have benefited from Laura’s coaching – from network correspondents and program hosts to beginning journalists. Smart, clear and direct, Laura gets the best performance from everyone she works with. A frequent question from CJ&N clients: When can Laura come back to see us?
In today’s digital environment, content creators must stay focused. How do you get out in front of trends instead of chase last year’s idea? How can you create a digital culture in your company? Get Steve’s mind working for you. As our VP of Digital Consultation, Steve has real world experience coupled with the kind of thinking that creates opportunity and revenue. He’s a digital animal. Talk to Steve and you’ll learn something every time.
You can’t beat the experience of a guy who has guided and managed number one television stations and media groups for decades. From dominant news operations to top-performing station groups, Elden has always been a fierce competitor, but that’s not enough. As Elden says, “I don’t want to compete, I want to win.” Doesn’t that sound like someone who should be on your team?
Sometimes you just need a shot of creativity in your marketing efforts. That’s where Dave comes in. He brings the clarity of a well-crafted message that cuts through the clutter. Years of media marketing experience that pay off in campaigns that are memorable, on-point and research-driven. Dave’s creativity adds value for CJ&N clients. And after all, what’s the value of one great idea?
Success takes discipline. In a media world that seems to change every day, Donna provides clients with a clear sense of marketing direction. Instead of the flavor of the month, Donna helps CJ&N clients stay the course. And that means you achieve your goals instead of running in circles. Maybe it’s because she’s raised two boys. Or maybe Donna’s common sense counsel never goes out of style.
What do you get when you take a statistics whiz and expose him to the media industry? Someone who not only knows research inside and out, but how it can move clients forward. His expertise is always available to CJ&N clients. Oh, and the rest of the time? You’ll find him teaching statistics at Stanford.