The academics surveyed publishers and readers in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas. At last year's summit, Finneman reported on North Dakota, saying that 40 percent of readers there said they are likely or very likely to donate to their local paper to keep it going. Kansas Publishing Ventures, which publishes four weeklies, has been testing alternative revenue sources for the last year, and Mathews and Young will report on that experiment.
|Joey and Lindsey Young|
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