A new educational program announced today between The Boston Globe and Boston University’s College of Communication (COM), will enable BU journalism students to cover Boston-area neighborhood and town news for Boston.com’s “Your Town” websites as part of their studies within COM.
According to a press release, the new program will launch later this fall and will be coordinated by BU professors and Globe editors. ”Your Town” sites act as digital town centers, offering a highly localized news experience for readers.
Tom Fiedler, dean of COM, said the agreement expands the school’s commitment to providing students with real reporting experience while supplying in-depth coverage of news affecting the greater Boston area.
“This program offers benefits for both community residents, who gain from increased news and information about their neighborhoods, and our students, who learn journalism by doing it under the guidance of our faculty and Globe editors,” Fiedler said in the release.
While the New York Times has finally confirmed the Boston Globe is for sale, Times executives now say they’re in no hurry to sell now that the Globe‘s finances have improved with big union give-backs. Meantime, the Globe says it soon will charge money to see its Website, Boston.com, and a third bidder for the Globe itself has emerged. Journalism Department chairman Professor Lou Ureneck can sort through the moving parts of the Boston Globe drama.
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