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    Plus: How Recode thinks about podcasting, a new podcast CMS, the “public radio brain drain,” and more. (Also, your faithful Hot Podder begins to fly solo.)
    The news was mostly bad for publishers and news organizations last year.
    At Morgan State, one of the few historically black colleges and universities with a journalism school, “we not only have to provide our students the knowledge in the classroom that they need to compete, but we also have to be a provider of the practical experiences that they need.”
    “We all had a sense that something important was happening, but at the time there were actually very few users. So it was a bet on people getting online and buying more PCs.”
    “There are more black men in prison than college.” “A dollar spent in the black community stays there for only six hours.” A project at Howard University aims to dispel oft-repeated myths.
    We talked to its new crop of board members: “My experience in the area of philanthropy is that if you are addressing important issues, have good ideas, and can show results, people and organizations are willing to support you.”
    A Q&A with Quartz publisher Jay Lauf about the business site’s forthcoming app, adblocking, Quartz’s potential sale, and more.
    The numbers don’t add up to growth. Sprinkling some some nonprofit pixie dust won’t save the newspaper industry; only new ideas can do that.