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Mar 1 / Loren

The university journalism model

Juan Cole suggests journalism at universities as an alternative to traditional print media that seems to be struggling to find a viable business model. His excellent Informed Comment blog provides excellent coverage on Middle East news and commentary not well covered in the mainstream media.

I like the idea a lot: news is very much a form of continuing public education. Universities have large scale funding and traditions of academic freedom and openness are ideal to the task of informing.

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