Win This Newspaper’s Essay Contest, Own the Newspaper

July 1, 2016 12:00 pm
Newspaper Essay Contest
(Luis Davilla/Cover/Getty Images)
(Luis Davilla/Cover/Getty Images)


The advertisement is pretty straightforward: “If you have the passion for writing, journalistic integrity, good business acumen, and want the opportunity to pursue the noble profession of being a newspaper publisher …this essay contest is for you.” The Hardwick Gazette, a Vermont newspaper, has launched an essay contest, whose winner gets to own the newspaper itself. Essayists have to write, in 400 words or less, why they’d make a great publisher and show their “vision for owning a paid weekly newspaper in the new millennium.” Entry fee is $175, so it’s not for the average kid off the street. For more information on the contest, click here.

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