Engaged Curriculum Grants

Enhancing Community Media

Linking students with an emerging community news exchange to produce high-quality, comprehensive reporting on key issues throughout Tompkins County.

As local news coverage is eroded by a shifting media landscape and many local issues are falling through the cracks, this project connects students interested in journalism with an emerging community news exchange to produce high-quality, comprehensive reporting on key issues throughout Tompkins County. The news exchange model allows local media organizations, led by the Cornell Daily Sun, to leverage their resources and collaborate on complex stories — such as housing, food security and sustainability — that affect the entire community. Students hone their journalism skills under the mentorship of Cornell alumni who are successful media professionals and university faculty who provide academic support. This model rebuilds the local news infrastructure so it may thrive in a leaner market, and the community gains rigorous journalistic coverage of issues that truly matter.

Grant type: Planning

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