The Stand is an online South Side community newspaper that is written for and by South Side residents. As the voice of the South Side community of Syracuse, the paper aims to start a community conversation online by inviting residents of the South Side to share their stories. The paper is the brainchild of the South Side Newspaper Project, a collaboration of the South Side Community Coalition, Syracuse University and a number of dedicated South Side community residents.

Regular contributors to The Stand can become community reporters. In order to join The Stand’s team, residents can participate in Journalism Workshops held monthly and then join the editorial leadership in building the paper.

With the community’s help, we will continually improve The Stand and contribute to the South Side community. Our goal is to have a positive impact on the community by introducing youth and residents to opportunities in journalism while also helping college journalism students gain essential skills needed in their future fields. Once established, community reporters can be paired with Syracuse University students to develop uniquely local stories.

The views expressed in The Stand are not necessarily those of the entire staff.
The Stand welcomes submissions from all members of Syracuse’s South Side
but retains the right to publish only material The Stand deems acceptable to the publication’s
editorial purpose and in keeping with community standards.

The Stand does its best to ensure that all content is accurate, timely and complete. If you have a particular complaint about something you have found on the Web site, please contact ashley@mysouthsidestand.com.