Fordham University’s WFUV 90.7 FM, a noncommercial radio station in New York, is in the tank — the WFUV Issues Tank, which encourages citizens in communities within its news territory to post about issues that concern them on the WFUV Issues Tank Facebook page.
WFUV Issues Tank student journalists Sara Kugel and Kate McGee — who report on problems including overcrowding in the school system, teen pregnancy in the Bronx, and male victims of domestic abuse for the radio station — will expand upon those topics and subjects mentioned on the Facebook page, with expanded coverage on the WFUV News site.
WFUV news and public affairs director George Bodarky said:
The WFUV Issues Tank is a great way to explore local issues and involve our listeners in the process of uncovering underrepresented matters in the region. It’s also an excellent training tool in enterprise/investigative reporting for our student journalists, which is a big part of our mission at WFUV.
Program director Chuck Singleton added:
We know that our listeners have busy, on-the-go lives, and they want information in a form that works for them. By amping up our on-air and online coverage, WFUV becomes a place where people come not only to discover new music, but to learn about what’s happening in the world around them.