The Reporting Project at Denison
Thank you for your support of The Reporting Project, Denison’s homegrown nonprofit media source focused on using our resources to understand and support our community better. The Reporting Project showcases the journalism skills of Denison students and faculty, and community journalists. We are an intrepid news organization with five faculty and staff members and at least six student interns reporting and writing in-depth stories about important topics of local and regional interest.
Our vision is to fill the gaps in local and regional news coverage and to protect the area from becoming a news desert devoid of independent journalists covering the most important issues. We inform public discourse by promoting diverse narratives — from rural villages to “Rust Belt” cities — that invite empathy, understanding, and deeper investigation.
Everything we produce is available to any news organization for free, as long as it credits TheReportingProject.org. In the last year, more than 70 stories and many more photos produced by The Reporting Project staff were published by The Newark Advocate, The Columbus Dispatch, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Ohio Newsroom, Matter News, 100 Days in Appalachia, and other news organizations.
We are actively engaging students and faculty in fostering a more informed public discourse. In recent months, we have been at the forefront of reporting on the enormous changes that Intel’s microchip manufacturing facilities will have on this community. And we have also reported stories about underreported histories and communities in Licking County.