Manor Ink

Manor Ink

Manor Ink, CRA's very first youth-led newspaper, covers Livingston Manor in Sullivan County, a small town on the edge of the Catskills Mountains. It started publishing out of the Livingston Manor Free Library in 2012, at a time the area, with about 1,200 residents, had no community or school newspaper. The young staff has covered high school graduations, fires and devastating floods, and in the process reinforced the role local news plays as "the glue" of a community. In 2013, Manor Ink won the Sullivan County Nonprofit Innovation Award, given to organizations that "innovate in ways that produce demonstrable results and benefit the community at large." Manor Ink has cemented its position as a leader in news and youth involvement and has served as the model for similar newspapers in the growing CRA family.