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September 02, 2009

Re "Cal State Dominguez Hills loses its newspaper, for now," Column, Aug. 28

The shutdown at Dominguez Hills is actually really very fortunate. Having been liberated from the illusion of a future in print publishing, the journalism students are now free to explore the amazing possibilities the Internet offers.

The biggest issue in journalism today is adapting to technological changes. No one has found an optimal solution yet, so the students have just been offered an opportunity to develop something unique. They also have been challenged to handle adversity by developing their own strategies and resources rather than passively waiting for someone else to take care of them.

If they have any kind of success, it will greatly improve their employment prospects.

Ralph Westfall

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