Student News21 teams are getting their work published in national papers. 'Outlets like the Washington Post and New York Times are running stories, photos and video from the students who are part of'the program revitalizing journalism education at 12 universities.
Just last week, Columbia's News21 team's work was featured in the Washington Post.' Fellows produced 'Brave Old World,' a report package on aging in America.' Their contributions ran in the Health and Science special section.
Video from North Carolina's News21 fellows was featured on the washingtonpost.com homepage a few weeks ago. Their work 'Powering a Nation:' The Truth About Energy,' was used in reporting the oil spill.
The News21 project is funded by the Carnegie-Knight Initiative.' In addition to improving student journalism skills, one anticipated outcome of the project is to show that journalism students can do stories at the highest levels.
Having reports published in the national presses is added motivation for these students, and allows them to develop'an area of reporting expertise.' It demonstrates the quality of their work and helps them build portfolios.
Journalism schools are still pioneering new forms of news, with a role to play in shaping the future of news and information through their students and contributions in the field.