We invest in faculty who create and grow news partnerships.


The Center for Community News Faculty Champions and Statehouse Faculty Champions programs seek to address the crisis facing local news by recognizing faculty leaders building innovative programs across the U.S.

Increasing the number and strength of news-academic partnerships and university-led student statehouse reporting programs is a top priority for the Center for Community News. With the success of these early efforts, CCN plans to expand resources and attention to these programs in 2024.