Building and Expanding News/Academic Partnerships

The Center for Community News offers free training/organizing sessions for faculty and media organizations keen to start or expand a collaboration between a college/university and local media organization. These sessions are limited to 8-10 faculty/stakeholdersĀ and are designed to workshop ideas and move them forward. Attendees should come with ideas and expect to leave with concrete plans.

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Upcoming sessions

August 6, Washington, D.C: AEJMC Pre-Conference Workshop, 8 AM-12 PM

Completed Sessions

March 6, Columbia, MO: University of Missouri
March 8, Oxford, MS: University of Mississippi
March 10, Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina
March 17, Athens, GA: University of Georgia
March 20, Baton Rouge, LO: Louisana State University
March 23, Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico
March 27, Fort Worth, TX: Tarleton State University
April 14, Cortland, NY: State University of New York at Cortland
May 5, Virtual 10-12 a.m. EST
May 12, Kent, OH: Kent State University
June 16, Burlington, VT: University of Vermont

Program Schedule

1. Introduction/Background

  • Describe your proposed plan and hear about others.

2. Relationship to your institution

  • University, chair, program, faculty, classes, students

3. Identifying and collaborating with a media partner

  • Types of partnerships and commitments

4. Creating and sharing content

  • Types of content, editing and sharing

5. Funding

  • Raising money through grants, sponsorships, alumni and more

6. Sustainability and Community Needs

  • Building something sustainable that meets community goals/needs