Students completing the Community Journalism course at the University of Kentucky, taught by the director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, write a comprehensive article about a community media outlet, market, company or phenomenon. Here are some of the articles written during the fall semester of 2005:

The role of the community newspaper as a promotional tool and problems therein

Paxton Media Group extends its influence far beyond its Western Kentucky base

Northern Kentucky developer creating own niche with free Sunday newspaper

Snitch: A community newspaper, a scandal sheet, or something else?

Entrepreneurs create a community newspaper for Hispanics in the Bluegrass

Army Times serves as a community newspaper for a far-flung community

Eastern Kentucky’s only commercial TV station is a community media outlet

From families to corporations: One Kentucky paper exemplifies a growing trend


Institute for Rural Journalism & Community Issues

University of Kentucky
College of Communications & Information Studies

122 Grehan Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0042

Phone: (859) 257-3744, Fax: (859) 323-9879

Al Cross, interim director , al.cross@uky.edu

Last Updated: February 16, 2006