Collaborative faculty/student research has typically been conducted outside the classroom with a limited number of students during summer break. Inspired by the changing learning behaviors of a Millennial generation of 'Digital Natives' as well as recent uses of web-based media that allow masses of people to collaborate on solving the important problems of our time, this project serves as a pilot experiment in harnessing the collective intelligence of students inside and outside the classroom. The larger goal is integrating teaching and research, providing Hope students with knowledge and skills in a rapidly changing world, and to serve as a best practice for scaling collaborative faculty/student research within the liberal arts. This project will enable two classes of Hope College communication students to collaborate with NewsCloud.com founder Jeff Reifman to develop a prototype for publishing Hope College's student newspaper (The Anchor) as an application within the popular social networking platform Facebook, thereby making the paper a more interactive, dynamic, and collaborative product between members of the Hope community. Students from the project director's Social Media class will collaborate with Professor Teresa Housel's Print Media students to design the site, develop its features, and populate it with supporting content. Housel's students will develop content for a prototype version of the paper, while the Social Media students will design and implement its interactive features in coordination with Reifman, and develop the outlines of two research projects to evaluate the impact of the online newspaper on students' exposure to and interest in news. At the end of this initial phase of the project, students will present the completed prototype to faculty, students, and Anchor staff to solicit feedback in advance of an anticipated winter 2010 trial launch of the Anchor through Facebook.