University of Missouri curators have approved the merger of university-owned St. Louis Public Radio with the online St. Louis Beacon newspaper.
The National Public Radio affiliate is based at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and one of three public radio stations owned by the university system. The Beacon is a nonprofit news site started in 2008 by former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporters and editors.
The merger will also mean more involvement by the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia with its sister St. Louis campus.
This Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 file photo shows Tunisian protesters clashing with riot police, in Siliana, Tunisia. Two years after the revolution that overthrew a dictator and started the Arab Spring, Tunisia is struggling with high unemployment and rising violence in its politics.
Social media pioneer Andy Carvin drew high praise from fellow journalists for his coverage of the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria. The NPR reporter and strategist tracked the Arab Spring events in real time, from thousands of miles away in Washington.