JJIE announced Wednesday the expansion of its juvenile justice coverage through the opening of a metropolitan New York news bureau. Housed at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, the new bureau is funded by a three-year, $255,000 grant from the Tow Foundation.
The bureau will feature in-depth reporting from CUNY journalism students and will be run by journalist and adjunct professor Daryl Khan, who has written for The New York Times, Newsday and the Boston Globe.
Leonard Witt, executive director of the Center for Sustainable Journalism, which publishes JJIE, said the addition of the New York Metro Bureau’s in-depth reporting fills a critical gap in juvenile justice coverage.
“This gives us a presence in a major metropolitan region,” Witt said. “There’s a lot going on in juvenile justice in New York and it impacts the nation.”
The New York effort is part of a larger project by the Center to build a network of news bureaus to cover juvenile justice issues called the Juvenile Justice J-School Collaborative.
“This opens the possibility of having bureaus across the country and, who knows, across the world,” Witt said.