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ReNews Project revives defunct HBCU publications, community coverage

Wesley Wright wanted to bolster news media coverage of historically Black colleges and universities and nearby communities. His idea was to bypass local, traditional media and instead equip HBCU students with the tools and training they needed to take on the lofty task.

The project launched in 2021, and Coppin State University in Baltimore was the first to get the ReNews treatment. In this case, it meant helping students revive the campus’ defunct newspaper, the Coppin Courier.

Wright, who also

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