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From AJR,   October 2000

Recruits and Training    

Community Newspaper Company gets more proactive in an effort to attract and keep good journalists.

By Lori Robertson
Lori Robertson (robertson.lori@gmail.com), a former AJR managing editor, is a senior contributing writer for the magazine.      


Community Newspaper Company gets more proactive in an effort to attract and keep good journalists. CNC names Patricia McKinnon its recruitment and training editor, a newly expanded position. McKinnon will develop a formal training program for the approximately 400 editorial employees at the company, which publishes 88 weekly newspapers and one daily, Framingham's MetroWest Daily News, in eastern Massachusetts. "I always had an aspect of training in my job," says McKinnon, who has worked for CNC since 1993, as a writer and later as editor of the Canton Journal and Stoughton Journal. The 32-year-old left the company last year to pursue a master's degree in education but traded in the campus life for this job.

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