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Lawrence, Kansas: Convergence Capital USA

Media watchers are paying close attention to what the local newspaper in Lawrence, Kan., is doing.

The World Co., which owns the Lawrence Journal-World newspaper, online and cable news divisions, is providing a model for how the news media may operate in the future. It's led by media-convergence evangelist, Rob Curley.

The company is winning accolades for its multiple approach to covering the local news.

This is the first of a two-part series on new media.

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