Students from Northeastern University and Emerson College will contribute neighborhood news to Your Town, Boston.com‘s network of hyperlocal news sites, under terms of separate agreements with both universities.
There are currently 50 Your Town sites up and running, covering neighborhoods or towns in and around Boston.
We’re delighted with this collaboration. It provides Your Town readers with even more local coverage and enriches the educational experience of Emerson and Northeastern students.
Our students began contributing to Your Town last semester in one of our core news-writing courses. This semester, we have a dedicated course taught by the able Lisa Chedekel, a former Pulitzer Prize winner for The Hartford Courant. The Your Town collaboration provides yet another in an array of opportunities for Northeastern students to get real journalism experience through our program of study.
And Emerson College associate journalism department chair and journalist-in-residence Doug Struck said:
This collaboration with the Globe provides an exciting real-world experience for students. They’ll have deadlines and work with professional editors, with the goal of having their work published. It’s a chance for them to be fully engaged in the field.