Hudson has appeared in the New York Times many times in the past two decades, so much so that it inspired a student at Bard College to write her senior thesis based on the premise that mention of Hudson in the New York Times was the major driver in our city's renaissance: Fit to Print: Hudson's Gentrification in the New York Times, 1985-2016. (You'll find me mentioned in that paper, identified as "Claire Osterneck.")
Up until now, Hudson has been featured as a weekend destination--for our historic architecture, shops, restaurants, and quirky vibe, and, last year, for our cultural achievement, when R. B. Schlater's production of The Mother of Us All inaugurated the reopening of the elegantly renovated auditorium at the Hudson Opera House, where, in the 19th century, Susan B. Anthony, the Mother of Us All, had been a featured speaker on three occasions. But, Hudson featured in the New York Times for an academic achievement? This is a first.
A New York Times article called Reader Idea | Promoting Literacy With Journalism Education and The New York Times tells how Peter Meyer, professsional journalist and Hudson resident, and his School Life Media initiative are fostering literacy and teaching content and skills through "junior journalism." The article is recommended reading.
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