“Be seekers of truth” is one of the strategic objectives of Colorado Christian University. It also is – or should be – the purpose of journalism. Yet, today we see the news media losing their way, fractured by technology and on uncertain financial footing. The breakup of mass media has created a vacuum filled by new media entrants, some of which wield tremendous influence in news, culture, and politics.
The News21 Project is a timely response. Through its classroom component, CCU students preparing to enter any field – including business, medicine, law, ministry or the media itself – will become better citizens by understanding the methods by which news is produced, disseminated and consumed.