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 want to make local news stronger and more sustainable for the future of our nation and the fate of our democracy.

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The Center for Community News is helping to 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.

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The Center for Community News is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.

It is supported by a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the UVM College of Arts & Sciences, and individual donors.