More than 14 million Americans get their news from student reporters. 

    We document where university-led programs exist and provide resources to support, encourage and grow more partnerships with local news. 

    Engaging colleges and students in supporting local news

    Local news is more than just a trusted source of critical information; it’s an essential ingredient in a healthy democracy. Communities with dedicated local news organizations report higher levels of civic engagement, social cohesion, and effective problem-solving.

    We connect student journalists at every stage of life with local news organizations to help build a world in which every community has access to reliable information by and for the people who live there.