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Community journalism on campus

Four Penn State students are blazing a trail, writing for us as part of the community journalism program on campus.

I introduced the students in my Saturday column, and we appreciate their fine work.

The program is in its second year and so far 13 students have participated. I call it a win-win for students and for readers.

It brings more town-gown stories to the paper and to our Web site, and it gives the students valuable experience outside the classroom.

Thanks to go the College of Communications and to senior lecturer John Dillon for making this happen for students.