We would like to introduce you to the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, a multi-institutional center based at the University of Kentucky. The Instutute is multi-disciplinary organization, created to help non-metropolitan media define the public agenda for their communities and grasp the local impact of regional and national issues, and to interpret rural issues for national media.
Created in 2001 and staffed in 2004, the Institute wants to widen the scope of our outreach and form partnerships with other organizations that foster change and growth in rural America and preserve its valuable assets. Toward this end, we hope to build an active partnership with your organization. If we can be of any assistance to your needs, please do not hestitate to contact us. We would appreciate your including us, especially our daily Rural Blog, in links on your Web site.
For further information about the Institute, its partners, mission, and activities, go to www.ruraljournalism.org.
Welcome to the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues. We look forward to working with you in the future as we build a stronger rural America.
Al Cross, interim director
Krista Kimmel, graduate assistant
Teaching Assistant, Department of Communication
Graduate Assistant, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues
Grehan Building, University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
“May the turbulence of our age yield to a true time of peace, when men
and nations shall share a life that honors the dignity of each, the
brotherhood of all.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1957