student journalists seated on the steps to the Royall Tyler Theatre

Courtesy of photographer Anna Watts and Yankee Magazine

Our Story

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:

Meet our Advisory Board