The Vermont Center for Community Journalism is the community service learning capstone of an EJA student's experiential program. The Center provides a geographical laboratory and classroom instruction for training journalists in the various communications modes that deliver news and information vital to area communities for the practice of democracy and a civilized society.
The Vermont Center for Community Journalism will continue to produce a daily half-hour newscast - News 7. This student-produced television news program has been streamed online since 2002 and has won national recognition from the Society for Professional Journalists, the Broadcast Education Association and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
The VCCJ's main online news outlet is NewsLINC. (The "LINC" in the site's name is a historic shout-out to Lyndon's original 1979 Interactive Communications effort - the LINC Project.) In it's first year of operation, this student-produced hyper-local website has received national recognition from College Broadcasters, Inc and the Broadcast Education Association.
In collaboration with the English Department, students working in the Vermont Center for Community Journalism also produce a "NewsINK", a traditional print and e-print publication.