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.