New Online Source of Education Journalism Launched
Start-up Boosts Coverage Even as Traditional Media Scale Back Focus on Topic
A new, online venture for education journalism officially launched last week, just as a Washington think tank released its second report examining the decline of school coverage in traditional media and the rise of new models for reporting on education issues.
The Hechinger Report —a nonprofit production of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, based at Teachers College, Columbia University—will disseminate its coverage of national education issues through its website , as well as through partnerships with other news organizations.
The venture joins a wave of nonprofit news-content providers, many of them online-only. That trend holds promise for plugging widening gaps in coverage of education issues, especially in daily newspapers, argues the new report, released...
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