is a dynamic guide for computer-assisted reporting to help
journalists, both rural and metropolitan, cover issues that
affect their communities, as well as develop their craft.
let the Institute know about links that do not work, or about
sources we should add. If a resource here helped you in covering
a story, please let us know by emailing email@example.com.
Clicking this link will give you Web sites that help journalists
investigate stories, understand media law, network with other
journalists, and to write clearly and consistently.
Rural Issues: Clicking this link will
give you a variety of Web sites that address health, education,
environment, economics and religion, as well as a list of
rural organizations with links.
Some topics aren't easily categorized but generate considerable
interest among journalists at a particular time. This is where
we will post links about such topics.
Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues
helps non-metropolitan media define the public agenda in their
communities, through strong reporting and commentary on local
issues and on broader issues that have local impact. Its initial
focus area is Central Appalachia, but as an arm of the University
of Kentucky it has a statewide mission, and it has national
scope. It has academic collaborators at Appalachian State
University, East Tennessee State University, Eastern Kentucky
University, Georgia College and State University, Indiana
University of Pennsylvania, Marshall University, Middle Tennessee
State University, Ohio University, Southeast Missouri State
University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill,
the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Washington and Lee
University, West Virginia University and the Knight Community
Journalism Fellows Program at the University of Alabama. It
is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and
the University of Kentucky, with additional financial support
from the Ford Foundation. To get notices of Rural
Blog postings and other Institute news, click here.