We’re working to transform local reporting on college by combining the sophistication of a national newsroom that knows a topic very deeply with the engagement of a community newsroom that knows a place very deeply.

Become an Open Campus Partner Newsroom

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Improve your coverage of higher education

Become an Open Campus partner newsroom to give your audience dedicated and sophisticated coverage of colleges and universities.

Let’s work together.

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