School Board Coverage

Greater New Orleans Foundation

Date Awarded
07/01/11
Amount
$52,000
Grant Period
07/01/11 to 07/31/12
Focus Areas
Journalism & Media Innovation, Engaged Communities
Initiative
Knight Community Information Challenge

Grantee Contact

  • New Orleans, LA

Featured Media

To provide greater transparency and accountability in charter schools by using college journalism students to tweet from and write on board meetings of over 40 independently run charter schools

To provide greater transparency and accountability in charter schools, the local news site The Lens will train college journalism students to tweet from and write about local charter school meetings. New Orleans has the highest percentage of students attending charter schools in the country, yet there is little coverage of the boards that govern them. Each student journalist will cover a different school and report the events and details of important board meetings and gatherings. All relevant content will be archived, in order to ensure greater accountability in how the schools are run.

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Project Team

Josephine Everly

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