Project Lede empowers middle school students to start and run their own school newspapers, both in print and online. Why a newspaper? Why middle school?

Our Programs

Project Lede works with two schools in Stamford and two in Boston. Check out photos from our summer camps and after-school programs.


Using journalism, we hope to engage students at a critical point in their academic and social development. Read about our goals here.

Lessons learned from working on her school newspaper: "Leadership, participation, TEAMWORK!!, and better writing." -Cloonan Middle School Eighth Grader

From The Blog

Wrapping Up Project Lede at the Jackson Mann

It’s been a busy few weeks since our last post—here are some of the things we’ve been up to: Students presented their disposable camera photos and explained the significance behind each shot. Ric Kahn, the director of Teens in Print, a Boston citywide high school newspaper, visited with two Teens in Print writers to talk to us about high...

Jackson Mann Updates

During the last two weeks at Project Lede, students have been hard at work finishing up their articles, editing, taking pictures, and laying out stories on the page. Before our eyes, the paper has really started coming together. Every student in the program has written a story that will be printed in the paper, and we couldn’t be more...

Writing Editorials, Practicing Layout, and More

This week, we spent Monday focused on opinion writing. In small groups, we read a sample opinion article and discussed what the writer was trying to accomplish and how she structured the piece. Students then wrote their own opinion pieces on topics ranging from bullying to school dances. On Wednesday, we covered the basics of good newspaper design. Students learned how to...

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