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ISU Extension to run eXtension virtual newsroom


eXtension is an educational partnership of more than 70 universities providing online access to objective, research-based information and educational opportunities. ISU Extension has been selected to lead the eXtension National Virtual Newsroom and develop its interactive Web presence and learning environment.

“eXtension is setting up several ‘communities of practice’ or special interest groups of extension faculty and staff from throughout the country,” said Elaine Edwards, manager of ISU Extension Communications and Marketing, which is heading up the National Virtual Newsroom effort. “Our communications specialists will work with these groups to gather information and write news articles. We’ll also glean related news and information from other land grant universities. We are pleased to be part of eXtension, helping to provide relevant knowledge developed as a collaborative effort for extension staff and clients throughout the United States.”


This article appeared in October 2006 -- From Jack Payne Newsletter