Intercollegiate Online News Network

The Intercollegiate Online News Network (ICONN) is a set of individuals, academic programs and professional organizations dedicated to connecting student web journalists and campus news websites and to advancing education in web and online journalism.

One goal of ICONN is to foster and encourage good journalism and high standards of journalism education through campus news web sites where students are free to learn, experiment, fail and succeed in constructing the future of journalism.

We want to assist faculty and journalism programs as they make the shift in their curricula from heavy or exclusive emphasis on traditional news media to the emerging online environments in which journalism is increasingly being practiced.

We seek to be inclusive and supportive, believing that no individual or group has all the answers or all the good ideas. We believe the future holds great promise and exciting opportunities for all who will embrace it.

ICONN is an organization dedicated to free expression and the rights and ideals embodied by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Member sites of ICONN agree to share their originally produced content with other member sites and also agree to give appropriate credit to the originating site.

The scholastic arm of ICONN is the Interscholastic Online News Network.


Membership is open to any individual, academic program, campus news web site, organization or company who is interested in advancing web journalism and education in using the web for news and information and supports the goals outlined in our mission statement.

Campus news web sites that join are eligible to use the JeffersonNet content management system by agreeing to share content (with proper credit given to the originator) with other ICONN member websites.

They are also eligible to participate in the ICONN NewsStream, the news service of the network.

There are no membership dues or fees.

Member sites

The map below shows the member sites of ICONN.

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