Student Newspapers Try New Strategies to Beat Financial Challenges

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U. of Illinois, College of Media

The U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's student newspaper used its front page for an appeal to students and alumni last month.

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U. of Illinois, College of Media

The U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's student newspaper used its front page for an appeal to students and alumni last month.

Student newspapers at two public flagship universities have made announcements in recent weeks about efforts to shore up their finances, suggesting that such publications continue to struggle with the issues plaguing traditional journalism.

The Cavalier Daily, the University of Virginia's campus paper, announced that it will no longer publish in print on Fridays. And after news of financial woes at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Daily Illini spread,