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Wed Jun 5, 2019, 06:33 PM

These KU Students Are Helping Revive Journalism In Eudora, Kansas

For more than 100 years, Eudora had a weekly newspaper.

“We were able to have a sports reporter, somebody that would come out when we had a structure fire and report on it,” said Mayor Tim Reazin, who moved to Eudora in 1997. “We had somebody that sat through the city commission meetings with us.”

But since 2004, more than 1,800 newspapers have folded, a third of them in rural communities. Eudora residents lost their paper in 2008. Reazin says the result is citizens are less informed – and starved for coverage.

“Every once in a while we get a mention in the Lawrence Journal-World,” Reazin said. “One of my sons was a starting quarterback this year, and you know, you get this little blurb, a few sentences that say what they did. It’d be great to have those newspaper clippings you don’t get.”

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murielm99 Jun 2019 #1

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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:05 AM

1. I would have said that journalism

is a vanishing major. So many print publications are disappearing that it would be hard to find a job after college.

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