February 24, 2009

U partners with local newspapers to reinvent newsroom

Minnesota Job Skills Program grant will be used to retrain newspaper and advertising staff

The University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication received a $238,000 Minnesota Job Skills Program Grant to help newspapers revolutionize their business model and to thrive in an increasingly Internet-based industry. The university and the partnering newspapers will contribute $469,330 in-kind funds, bringing the total project budget to approximately $700,000.

Nora Paul will be one of three SJMC faculty involved in developing the program along with Kathleen Hansen, professor and director of the Minnesota Journalism Center, and John Eighmey, Raymond O. Mithun Land Grant Chair in Advertising.

Posted by ossma003 at February 24, 2009 11:54 AM