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KU newsrooms combine

From the Topeka Capital-Journal -

The newsrooms of the University Daily Kansan and The University of Kansas' student TV station are merging as the school's journalism program continues to expand its multimedia reporting education.
"The school of journalism has a reputation for excellence and forward-thinking curriculum," said Ann Brill, dean of journalism. "We've taught multimedia reporting for more than a decade, yet, until now, our newsrooms were separate. In combining the newsrooms, we finally are creating the environment to prepare our students for an increasingly complex media world where content is primary and the channels of distribution serve the story and the storyteller."
The Kansan offices, including the newsroom and advertising and business departments, will move the week of June 21 to the second floor of the Dole Human Development Center. The Stan and Madeline Stauffer Multimedia Newsroom, KUJH-TV studio and journalism faculty offices are already located there.
KU says one of its goals in merging the newsrooms is to provide students opportunities to tell stories in various media formats.