Resources and Expertise to Support People and Communities

News Delivery & Civic Engagement

CRS Team:

CRS Research Specialist Jessica Hyman

Partner Organization:

Vermont Community Foundation


CRS, in partnership with the Hardwick Gazette, and community members, will do an assessment of civic engagement and information sourcing in the Hardwick area. Then we will look at the existing and new media tools available to the Hardwick Gazette and others that would make critical information more accessible and get people more active in their community and informed about the value of "real" news. This project is the first step of a state-wide rural news initiative to inventory the resources and new media potential for rural newspapers and determine their training needs, especially with respect to new media.

Time Frame:

May 2009- March 2010

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