Bosto­nians are ben­e­fit­ting from enhanced news cov­erage of their neigh­bor­hoods, thanks to a part­ner­ship between The Boston Globe and Northeastern’s School of Jour­nalism.

Under a pro­gram that began this aca­d­emic year, stu­dents are reporting and writing sto­ries for the Globe’s Your Town web­sites. The sto­ries, which also count as class­work, must sat­isfy Globe edi­tors as well as their professor.

Increas­ingly, stu­dents in the School of Jour­nalism are doing real jour­nalism as part of their course­work, instead of prac­tice jour­nalism,” said asso­ciate pro­fessor Stephen Bur­gard, director of the school.

Lisa Chedekel, a Pulitzer Prize-​​winning jour­nalist who teaches fea­ture writing, arranged a pilot pro­gram last fall. “Eight stu­dents in my Jour­nalism 2 class had sto­ries pub­lished in Your Town last semester, when we were exper­i­menting,” she said recently. “It went great — a win-​​win for our stu­dents, who got sto­ries pub­lished, and the Globe, which got good con­tent for their Your Town websites.”

This semester, she said, her fea­turing writing class “is oper­ating as a mini-​​newsroom, with stu­dents respon­sible for cov­ering Fenway/​Kenmore, Beacon Hill, Mis­sion Hill/​Roxbury, West Rox­bury and East Boston/​Charlestown. The stu­dents will write news-​​feature sto­ries every two weeks during the semester, for both the class and the Your Town sites.”

Chedekel works with the stu­dents on their reporting and writing, and edits the sto­ries before they are sub­mitted to the Globe, she noted.

The Your Town part­ner­ship is one of sev­eral estab­lished by the jour­nalism school to give its stu­dents real-​​world expe­ri­ence that they can use to leverage job and grad­uate school oppor­tu­ni­ties after graduation.

Pro­fessor Walter Robinson, a Pulitzer Prize-​​winning editor, works with grad­uate and under­grad­uate stu­dents to pro­duce inves­tiga­tive reporting for the Globe, and, with former Globe col­league Stephen Kurkjian and the Ini­tia­tive for Inves­tiga­tive Reporting, for the Cam­bridge Day and the Dorch­ester Reporter.

Stu­dents in intro­duc­tory news writing courses also work with fac­ulty to write sto­ries for com­mu­nity news­pa­pers, such as the monthly Fenway News.

I’ve had some really good (writers) — dynamic, resourceful, proac­tive — who usu­ally get scooped up by the first pro­fes­sional orga­ni­za­tion that gives them an intern­ship,” said Stephen Brophy, editor of the Fenway News.

A bonus, Brophy said, is that jour­nalism teachers do much of the editing in advance. “They don’t pass arti­cles along to me until they approve, so there’s not much for me to do but post them,” he said.

The trend of stu­dents also writing for pro­fes­sional media out­lets “comes as uni­ver­si­ties are becoming part­ners with news orga­ni­za­tions in inter­esting new ways,” said Bur­gard. “North­eastern, which already has a tra­di­tion of high-​​quality jour­nalism training through co-​​ops and intern­ships, is on the cut­ting edge of this trend.”