News we don’t want to lose

News we don’t want to lose

Neighborhood stories others may overlook

The fourth floor of Johnston Hall is home to the small, bustling newsroom for the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. From this base journalists and student-interns with Marquette’s Diederich College of Communication report on stories developing in neighborhoods in the city that may be underrepresented in the media.

Their goal? Tell stories that may not otherwise be heard.

Headlines say it best: “Mentoring program gives at-risk boys guidance, role models,” “Homeless families struggle to find shelter,” “Local art co-op encourages artists to invest in themselves.”

The college partners with the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service by providing training, staff and equipment, including four cameras purchased with funds raised by an advertising and public relations class. Sarah McClanahan, Comm ’15, worked on the project to provide the new cameras. “I truly felt like we were being the difference while working with such a passionate group of people striving to make an impact on the Milwaukee community,” she says.

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Neighborhood News Service reporting earned recognition from an admired source as a Milwaukee Press Club 2015 award winner.

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