The Reporting Project @ Denison University is a nonprofit news source covering Licking County, Ohio, and neighboring regions. We publish work by students, faculty, and community members. 

The Reporting Project focuses on nonfiction storytelling that is about our place, the “missing middle” – its people, politics, culture, health, science and environment, and more. Our mission is to share stories, in all media formats, that help us know the world we live in, and to provide a place for all voices to be heard. This is especially important in today’s media landscape, where national corporate media entities sometimes perpetuate simplistic and divisive narratives, as local outlets dwindle, leaving behind dangerous news deserts.  Our work is supported, in part, by the “Writing in Place” initiative, a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Join us as we inform public discourse by promoting diverse narratives – from rural villages to “Rust Belt” cities – that invite empathy, understanding, and deeper investigation. 

Send story ideas to [email protected]


Reporters: Faith Boirard, Jen Clancey, Marcus Nowling, Pol Le, Emily Walker

Faculty Advisors: Molly Born, Beth Lossing, Alan Miller, Jack Shuler, Doug Swift