Campus News

New news financing, a Web site focused on business matters, quoted Kent Middleton, head of the journalism department at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, in an article about new ways to finance journalism. The Internet will serve more niche audiences who will pay for that news, Middleton said, but what will be lost is the investigative reporting that major metropolitan newspapers do.

“The public will miss that the most,” he said. “The major metros were the only people in town who had the resources, the number of reporters, the financial strength, the institutional memory, the commitment of journalists and the publishers to do that work.”