Task force will tackle FHSU media



With the Fort Hays State University Leader newspaper's last print edition in the books, FHSU President Edward H. Hammond has appointed a task force to consider a new direction for campus news media.

Hammond said the Leader closure didn't come as a surprise because Leader representatives had "asked if the university would fund them for the remainder of the semester. I made the decision not to proceed at that point."

He has appointed a task force to develop recommendations "aimed at increasing student engagement, and implementing a multimedia model for dissemination of student-produced news, information analysis, opinion and entertainment."

For more, see Sunday's Hays Daily News.