Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues

The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues helps non-metropolitan journalists define the public agenda for their communities, and grasp the local impact of broader issues. It interprets rural issues for metropolitan news media, conducts seminars and publishes research and good examples of rural journalism.

Al Cross, director and associate professor, School of Journalism and Telecommunications

122 Grehan Journalism Building

University of Kentucky

Lexington KY 40506-0042

Phone: 859-257-3744

Key resources

The Rural Blog: a daily digest of events, trends, issues, ideas and journalism from and about rural America.