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Lawrence Herbert School of Communication

The High School Community Journalism Program

Funded by the Press Club of LI and the New York Press Association, the Community Journalism Program is a partnership between Hofstra University and the Hempstead School District.

Under the close supervision of Hofstra faculty, graduate students from The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication will visit Hempstead High School weekly to teach fundamental journalism practices and principles.

Working together with their Hofstra counterparts, Hempstead students will receive instruction in news gathering, writing, storytelling, presentation, and publishing in order to produce news and feature stories about their school and the surrounding community.

Publishable works will appear on Long Island Report, Hofstra’s multimedia news outlet, and LI Herald (story 1 & 2), the website of Herald Community Newspapers, a group of 17 award-winning weekly newspapers.

Students working with Professor Mario Gonzalez in the NewsHub. Follow the Journalism Institute on Facebook!


For more information, please contact:

Professor Scott Brinton
EMAIL | (516) 569-4000 ext. 203

Professor Peter Goodman  
EMAIL | (516) 463-6556