Community News Service | College of Arts and Sciences | The University of Vermont(title)

The Community News Service is a student-powered, professionally-edited reporting service that provides local news content to media partners in an effort to stem the flood of "news deserts" across our State.

With a focus on hyper-local and local news, the program has two primary goals:

  1. To educate and engage students in journalism and build citizenship skills
  2. To provide local content to community newspapers

Community impact

Run by experienced journalists and editors, the Community News Service matches talented student reporters with the needs of media platforms across Vermont and maintains a central wire-service filled with stories available for republishing. In close partnership with UVM's Center for Community News, the Community News Service utilizes Vermont's small, close-knit communities as a laboratory for learning.

Interested in becoming a partner or re-publishing our students' work? Learn more about becoming a partner.

We also coordinate the web pages and electronic newsletters for the Hinesburg Record, Waterbury Roundabout, Winooski News.  

The Student Experience

Students in the program:

  • cover a wide range of community-interest topics such as local government, arts and music, education, the environment, sports, police and crime, and elections and campaigns. 
  • gain hands-on reporting and story-telling skills in multiple media formats
  • write and produce content for a number of Vermont newspapers and media outlets

Interested in writing for the Community News Service? Learn more about our internship program