The Student Experience:
Students in the program...
- cover a wide range of community-interest topics such as local government, arts & 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 for a number of Vermont newspapers and media outlets including Charlotte News, Shelburne News, Winooski News, The Other Paper, Hinesburg Record, Williston Observer, Essex Reporter, Milton Independent, Colchester Sun, St. Albans Messenger, Herald of Randolph, Waterbury Roundabout, The Islander, Valley Reporter, among others. Stories that have a statewide impact may also appear in VT Digger.org, Burlington Free Press, and others.
- VPR connection -- students will also be writing and producing stories for Vermont Public Radio – one of the most listened to radio stations in the U.S.
Students in the program provide local and hyperlocal news content (print, audio and video) to local community papers in Vermont at no cost, helping to eliminate news deserts in our state. Run by experienced journalists and editors, the Community News Service matches talented student reporters with the needs of media platforms across Vermont
We also coordinate the web pages and electronic newsletters for the Hinesburg Record, Waterbury Roundabout, Winooski News.