ORONO, Maine — The Bangor Daily News and The Maine Campus, the student-run newspaper at the University of Maine, have begun a partnership aimed at strengthening student journalism in Maine.

The BDN will provide training, web hosting and development services for The Campus, and the two newspapers have established a content-sharing agreement aimed at promoting the best in student journalism in Maine.

“The Maine Campus is a great training ground for journalists in Maine,” said Todd Benoit, director of news and new media at the BDN. “Several members of our staff began their careers at The Campus, so it’s natural for the two of us to work closely.”

“This agreement saves us money and consequentially widens the influence of student journalism in Maine,” said Michael Shepherd, editor in chief of The Maine Campus. “Formalizing the informal partnership we’ve had with the BDN for decades speaks volumes for the content we put out.”

The Maine Campus has provided real-world journalism experience for University of Maine students since 1875. It is an independent newspaper: it is not owned by the university and is run entirely by students.