In 2019, UVM launched the Community News Service, a student-powered partnership between the University and community newspapers across the state. CNS matches student reporters with professional editors to provide critical reporting to trusted sources of local news. Since then, CNS has been both a newsroom and a laboratory for experimentation in creative ways to address the challenges facing local news. The extraordinary potential for growth and demand from other regions inspired the creation of the Center for Community News, an effort to document and meet the urgent needs of other schools around the U.S. that are working to be part of the local news solution.
Pictured: Richard Watts, Director (left) with Jocelyn Rockhold, Graduate Research Assistant (center) and Research Director Hannah Kirkpatrick (right) at the 2023 AEJMC Conference in Washington, D.C.