Over the next three years, we expect to plant news bureaus like the pilot in 10 multi-high-school campuses across New York. They will form the spine of a citywide news network that will serve teenagers in all five boroughs.
Our chief goal is to build a stronger sense of community inside schools, by giving students a serious journalistic voice and a real stake in the civic business of their school community. The project also has an important role to play in improving literacy skills and in securing a healthier future for quality journalism. Our collaboration with students instills a deep appreciation in the next generation of voters for the vital role that serious reporting and editing can play in a healthy democracy. Easily replicable, the project will likely become a model for school systems across the United States.
Planned News Network Bureaus
All schools named on the map have expressed interest in joining our news network; except for Brandeis, locations are not finalized.
(Map: NYC Department of Education)