In an attempt to share the values and possibilities of non-profit journalism, Robert Gutsche Jr., director of outreach at the Iowa Center, published a story this spring targeted at high school journalism students and their teachers.

The article, which encouraged students to “start digging” into their communities and schools appeared in the February/March issue of Quill and Scroll, a national high school journalism magazine.

In the piece, Gutsche discussed how student staffs at colleges throughout their regions and states can collaborate to develop investigative and explanatory journalism.

“It’s important for young journalists to understand the relevance of non-profit and investigative journalism in today’s society,” Gutsche said. “Students must push themselves to do better journalism and, at the same time, learn about new models of producing news.”

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