To be prepared for the reality of the modern newsroom journalism students must have real experience using and publishing with modern systems. However many do not have access to professional news gathering and management platforms, and fewer still have a way to syndicate and aggregate inter-school news content.

Fourth Estate's CollegeNewsNetwork will provide student newsrooms from member colleges and universities with no-cost access to a suite of professional news-gathering and management systems, including a state-of-the-art headless newsdesk/CMS, a web radio broadcast suite, and a real-time collegiate news wire service.

“Our goal is to modernize student news outlets and provide working student journalists with the same tools that the pro-journalists are using..." said Fourth Estate's Founder and Executive Director.

"We also want them to have a way to share and syndicate content - not only among the college news network - but to have the best news articles picked up and syndicated -- with full credit to the school and reporter to news outlets worldwide." he added.

CollegeNewsNetwork is expected to launch in early 2020. please fill out this form for more information on having your student news outlet join.

 

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