Fellowship aims to foster next generation of local newspaper owners

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In September, West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media, in partnership with the West Virginia Press Association, launched a new fellowship for aspiring local newspaper owners. The mission of NewStart is to recruit, train and support the next generation of community newspaper owners.

Anyone with a bachelor’s degree and intention to buy and run a publication in one of the program’s participating regions is welcome to apply. Applications are open until Jan. 1 and the first group of fellows will start in July of next year.

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