I've written before about News21, the Knight-funded initiative pulling together students from university newsrooms all across the country to produce innovative multimedia journalism.
The project was intended partly to produce work that can be syndicated in other newsrooms, and it is. In fact, it's being syndicated to affiliates of one of the largest media organizations in the country, Gannett. From the News21 blog:
The first of our weekly packages has moved on the wires of the nation's largest media company, Gannett. Nineteen Gannett TV stations and more than 90 newspapers received a budget advisory on a package of education stories Friday. By mid-December, about a dozen News21 packages will be released to Gannett's ContentOne and members who subscribe to this wire service. Next up is a collection of immigration stories.
Also, the project won several awards in the National Press Photographers Association's monthly multimedia contest in September. Congrats to the News21 team!