Community Newspaper to Close Down

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By: Emily Morrow | Alligator.org

After 59 years of covering the small towns surrounding Gainesville, the North Florida Herald is closing.

Ron Dupont, the paper’s owner, editor and publisher, announced the decision in a Sunday email addressed to UF journalism students who had applied for internships with the Herald, internships that will no longer be available.

He then wrote his paper’s obituary Monday afternoon.

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