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Poynter Institute: ‘When the paper they were writing for folded, the kids started their own’

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The Poynter Institute, “the world’s leading instructor, innovator, convener and resource for anyone who aspires to engage and inform citizens in 21st century democracies,” regularly reports on local innovations in journalism designed to replace coverage lost because newspapers have closed or cut their staffs. Yesterday, Editor Kirsten Hare wrote about the Pelham Examiner.

When the paper they were writing for folded, the kids started their own

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with a comment from the publisher of The Pelhams-Plus, and the headline has been updated. 

Francesca Di Cristofano stood up in front of her junior year chemistry class at Pelham Memorial High School and told everyone she had an announcement to make.

The town’s newspaper had fallen apart. It needed a new one. She wanted her classmates to sign up and...(click to go to the rest of the story).

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Poynter Institute: ‘When the paper they were writing for folded, the kids started their own’