'We Got A Newspaper!'

June 25, 2021

Welcome to another edition of The NewStart Alliance! We've got A LOT to get to this week, including some excellent news from our inaugural cohort…

First up: NewStart fellow Crystal Good's Black By God publication is officially in print! Her first edition of Black By God The West Virginian distributed across West Virginia last week. Here's a look at how it went:

It has been great to see the reaction from the community once it got its hands on this inaugural Juneteenth edition. Crystal has worked so hard this past year to make her print dream come true while continuing to build her digital audience and platforms, and all of us at the NewStart program would like to congratulate her on making it happen. We can't wait to see what's next! 

If you'd like to check it out, you're in luck. You can purchase a digital edition of the print publication here. There may also be some actual paper copies still available. You can reach out to Crystal on Twitter for more information.


If Crystal's progress excites you as much as it does us, then you may want to consider joining our second cohort of the NewStart program and earn a master's degree in Media Solutions and Innovation from WVU's Reed College of Media. The master's program starts Monday, so this is probably the last time you can apply until next summer. If you'd like to join us, check out the program details here, and then follow the instructions here to apply.