The Coppin Courier: An opportunity to inform, teach

You may have noticed that there’s a lot going on these days.

From the pandemic, to the environment, to the increased attention to racism and the threat of political violence, there is information swirling around us. And we can close our ears, react passively, or we can make a different choice – to participate in the process ourselves.

Which brings me to this moment.

I am delighted to present to you  “The Coppin Courier,” the reimagining of campus news here at Coppin State. As a Baltimore native and lifelong journalist who caught the news bug as a high school student just a few miles away from the college, I’m excited to be a part of a project that encourages a new generation of writers, artists, poets and thinkers to reinterpret what news means to them. 

Things have changed since I was a college journalist almost 30 years ago, most importantly technology. The Coppin students who are part of this project – and maybe one day, that will be you – have so many more tools at their disposal to tell their story, to interpret the events that impact their campus, their city and their world. The Courier will take its own shape, gradually becoming what it needs to be to represent you. You will dictate that. And it’s an honor to be here at its inception.

I can’t wait to see what it becomes.

With hope and good will,

Leslie Gray Streeter