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The Oxford Observer benefits from a new fund that will help keep Oxford from becoming a news desert.

Every week a few more readers add their names to the Observer’s subscriber list and show their support for our efforts to cover the news in Oxford and its surrounding area.

The Observer, staffed by students of Miami University’s Department of Media Journalism & Film and overseen by faculty from the department, provides a free, weekly online source of information about what is going on in our community.

We have continued to bring you the news during the COVID-19 shutdown and during times when the university is not in regular session, including the month of January and nine weeks of publication during the summer. We could not do this without the generous support of The Oxford Community Foundation, the Menard Family Center for Democracy and the non-profit Report for Ohio Fund administered by Miami’s Department of Media, Journalism & Film. These groups fund internships and fellowships for our student reporters and copy editors during the summer and January terms and help support the faculty editors.

Freedom of the press is a cherished right for Americans, but it cannot exist without the support of its readers and others who want to see the coverage of our governmental, educational and social institutions continue.

Contributions are welcome online to the Miami Advancement office (specify “other,” then “Report for Ohio Fund”) or by check to Miami University Advancement, 725 Chestnut St., Oxford, Ohio 45056, with “Report for Ohio Fund” in the memo line.