Let’s work together to give your audience dedicated and expert coverage of colleges’ roles in your communities.

Open Campus believes thoughtful local reporting can help higher education serve the public good. Every day we examine, uncover, and scrutinize the work of colleges to help citizens hold these institutions accountable.

Already have a dedicated higher-ed reporter?

We can help supercharge the reporter you have — through editing, story coaching, and a network of experienced higher-ed reporters across the country. We can work with you to pursue local philanthropic support for coverage of this important topic.

Need help getting a reporter on the beat?

We’re building a pool of philanthropic support to help pay for dedicated reporters in local newsrooms. We work with selected partners to provide money to help hire a higher-ed reporter and to pursue additional local philanthropic support to sustain the position. Plus, we provide editing, coaching, and a national network.

What we deliver to partner newsrooms


  • Dedicated Open Campus editor assigned to each partner
  • Decades of experience covering the beat
  • Close coordination with your editors to deliver stories that matter to your readers


  • A focus on ambitious, accountability journalism
  • Assistance with data, FOIA, and investigative reporting on colleges
  • Story planning and coaching on enterprising projects


  • Connection to a national team of expert reporters
  • Participation in major projects with multiple local newsrooms

These institutions matter to your community. We can help you hold them them accountable.

Get in touch: info@opencampusmedia.org