The News Outlet

TaglineCollege students report local news for northeastern Ohio
Year Founded2009
Type or CoverageGeneral
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesGrants
Revenue SourcesTraining
Institutional SupportKnight Foundation
Institutional SupportUniversity
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Staff Size (Business)1
Staff Size (Editorial)11-20
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsContent: The Vindicator; WYSU-FM; The Beacon Journal; The Canton Repository; Rubber City Radio; Ohio Public Radio. Community Foundation Support: Raymond John Wean Foundation.
Mappin LocationYoungstown - Ohio
Principal StaffAlyssa Lenhoff
Principal StaffTim Francisco
Principal StaffKarl Idsvoog
Principal StaffVal Pipps
DescriptionFaced with an increase in journalism majors and the general decay of legacy media coverage in the Mahoning Valley region of northern Ohio Youngstown State University journalism professors Alyssa Lenhoff and Tim Francisco created The News Outlet a collaborative effort between the university and several local media outlets. The founders hoped the site’s journalism would not only fill a hole in local coverage but also build a new generation of multimedia-savvy student reporters.
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