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May 02, 2006

Small paper GETS it

My friend David Folkenflik had a great story on All Things Considered today about a small 'Bama paper called the Anniston Star that actually is going to invest in the future of journalism by training at least a dozen students in reporting. Their tuition will be paid, plus they'll receive small stipends and a boost toward their final job hunts.

Even more impressive is their support of the field by keeping the paper privately owned— forming a not-for-profit instead of selling the paper for cash and watching it get eaten by a major corporation.

Sometimes doing things the old-fashioned way makes more sense than "progress."

Posted by sedda at May 2, 2006 06:28 PM