- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 07/01/10 to 07/31/11
- Focus Area
- Knight Community Information Challenge
- Warren, OH
To directly engage residents of the Youngstown, Ohio metro area in the selection of news stories and coverage using student journalists to increase the volume of news stories dedicated to under-reported issues, people and neighborhoods
To give people of Youngstown, Ohio a voice, TheNewsOutlet.org will provide a space for residents to vote on stories to be covered concerning underreported issues, people and neighborhoods. Student journalists will then report the stories for mainstream media. A pilot project produced stories on topics ranging from lottery ticket sales to neighborhood revitalization efforts. Reports were published in a local paper and on public radio.