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Stephen Downes

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I cannot emphasize how much I like this. The story is contained in the headline: "The Daily Iowan, the University of Iowa's independent student newspaper, has purchased two weekly local newspapers in the state, per an announcement on Monday." The newspapers will keep their existing staff and continue to publish as before, but "the university's School of Journalism and Mass Communication will help operate the papers to "provide student journalists with opportunities to contribute to the publications and gain local reporting experience." This item is a continuation of a national trend that benefits both the university students and local news coverage. See also this article about the Oglethorpe Echo in Georgia.

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