West Virginia University partners rural newspapers for training

West Virginia University has been granted $85,000 to help train rural newspapers in multimedia production (via Editor&Publisher)

Money for the project – ‘West Virginia Uncovered: Multimedia Journalism from the Mountains’ – comes from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, which was set up to encourage human development in West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania by ‘helping people to help themselves’.

Will be interesting to see if this – and other collaborative, knowledge sharing partnerships, such as the citizen journalism training set up by the Oakland Press – benefit the local news industry.

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