The Center for Community News is housed at the University of Vermont.
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.
The Center for Community News partners and consults with newsrooms (print/broadcast/online), universities, and industry leaders in the fields of journalism, media and information. CCN’s growing list of collaborators includes:
The Community Journalism Group of AEJMC
The Future of Media Project at Harvard University
The Office of Engagement at the University of Vermont
The Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media