by Deanna Darr
Idaho Education News, a free news service officially launched today, announced it has hired three well-known Idaho journalists to lead its coverage: Jennifer Swindell, who spent 20 years at the Idaho Statesman before working with the Caldwell School District and Boise State University; Kevin Richert, the well-known Statesman editorial writer with a 27-year career in journalism; and Clark Corbin from the Post Register in Idaho Falls.
IEN promises to offer news and commentary on its website and through social media, while providing free content to media outlets across the state.
The news service is a product of Boise State's Center for School Improvement and Policy Studies' Idaho Leads Project, and the initial start-up money was provided through a grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.