The sharp decline in newspaper advertising is apparently not only hurting daily newspapers. The economic recession has hit student newspapers, too.
The Black Cow, the monthly newspaper of Westlake Academy charter school, lost 95 percent of its advertisers this fall. It gets no school funding. So how to get enough money to print and mail copies to every Westlake resident? Showcase your assets!
The students have produced a $10 paperback with 60 of their best articles called "The Best of The Black Cow: Great Writing by Great Kids from Westlake Academy's Award-Winning Student Newspaper." They'll be signing copies at a book reading Wednesday.
If you go: Book reading and autograph party, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Westlake Academy lobby, 2600 J.T. Ottinger Road, Westlake.