A few months ago, I mentioned a couple of media-related projects in the pipeline. At least one of them is now underway: the Western Massachusetts Community Press.
WMACP is a non-profit organization newly formed to support journalism education and local news initiatives in the Pioneer Valley. This project has been over three years in the making, beginning in 2006 with a program of UMass Professor Nick McBride’s that sent journalism students into Springfield to cover underreported community issues.
It’s exciting to see how much things will evolve in the coming months. Check out the visual representation below of the organization’s mission and reach.