Journalism meets urban education: making schools better
Journalists in Schools is creating the first news network to serve public high school students across a single city.
Our newsrooms will be inside New York City public high schools. Youth will drive the content, in all forms of media. They will be mentored every step of the way by journalists and professionals in related fields. Here you can read about our vision, see our results so far, and go inside our pilot project in Manhattan. Four public high schools that share the Brandeis Educational Campus are being connected by a common news website. This site will offer high-interest stories from inside each school, plus reporting on issues of concern to the entire community of nearly 2,000 students and staff. Using the latest digital technology, teenagers in the different schools will collect and share information about issues they have in common, as never before. Our new nonprofit organization manages the network, and we encourage dialogue and joint problem-solving, informed by the serious journalism our students produce. It’s groundbreaking.