An update on our work at the Geraldine R. Foundation. Amazing partners in universities across New Jersey are helping us support and strengthen the NJ new ecosystem.
By Molly de Aguiar and Josh Stearns
Photo by Alan Levine, used via Creative Commons
A lot of attention has been focused on journalism schools as producers of original reporting and their potential to help fill the gaps in local coverage facing many communities around college campuses. However, just as important is the role of universities in helping build the infrastructure for more sustainable journalism.
Campuses can be:
1) Trainers — Leveraging their resources, skills, knowledge and technology colleges can train current journalists in best practices.
2) Advertisers — Local newsrooms should tap into various budgets across college campuses for sponsorship and ad dollars. (For more on this see my blog post here)
3) Conveners — Campuses have great meeting spaces and…
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