The Raymond John Wean Foundation

Date Awarded
Grant Period
07/01/10 to 07/31/11
Focus Area
Knight Community Information Challenge

Grantee Contact

  • Warren, OH

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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, 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.

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Project Team

Joel Ratner

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