Journalism school shuts down its print newspaper, will publish everything on Medium

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It’s not just mainstream newspapers that are struggling with the future of their print operations: universities and colleges are also dealing with many of the same factors that have led to a decline in the newspaper business. So the journalism school at one college has given up on print and plans to put everything online — but instead of running its own website, the school has formed a partnership with Medium, the media platform run by Blogger and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams.

In a post on Medium announcing the move, Toni Albertson — a journalism professor and student advisor at Mount San Antonio College near Los Angeles, and the architect of the plan — described how despondent the student journalists often got when they thought about their print newspaper and how no one at the school ever seemed to read it or even care that it existed:

It’s hard to…

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