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Rochester Institute of Technology and WhatTheyThink.com Partner in Education

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RIT students gain free access to WhatTheyThink.com’s premium content. June 25, 2002 -- Rochester Institute of Technology, a world leader in graphic communication education and applied research and WhatTheyThink.com have reached an agreement to bring additional industry information to RIT students. WhatTheyThink.com is the leading online Internet community serving the printing and graphic arts industry. The agreement calls for WhatTheyThink.com to provide free Premium Access accounts to students within RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. The college has nearly 1800 students pursuing careers in the graphic arts world - print, photography and design. WhatTheyThink.com’s Premium Access is a paid subscription service offering access to exclusive interviews with industry executives, research and survey data, special reports and in-depth articles about the printing and publishing industry. “WhatTheyThink.com’s predictable, daily content is a great resource for the industry and especially for students seeking a career in the print and publishing arena,” said Barbara Pellow, the Frank E. Gannett Professor of Integrated Publishing Sciences and future Chair of RIT’s School of Print Media. “Having complete access to WhatTheyThink.com will encourage students to follow the industry - even outside their learning requirement.” “RIT continues to demonstrate their leading status in educating our future industry leaders and we are honored to help in this way,” said Randy Davidson, President of WhatTheyThink.com. “Our Premium Access is used by numerous executives to track industry trends, competitors and new products. RIT students now have access to these same intelligence tools which will enhance their educational experience.” Internationally recognized as a leader in imaging, technology, fine and applied arts, and education of the deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology enrolls 15,000 full- and part-time students in more than 250 career-oriented and professional programs. RIT’s School of Print Media, considered among the best of its kind in the world, offers programs in graphic media, printing systems, and traditional and electronic publishing. For the past decade, U.S. News and World Report has ranked RIT as one of the nation’s leading comprehensive universities. RIT is also included in Yahoo Internet Life’s Top 100 Wired Universities, Fisk’s Guide to America’s Best Colleges, as well as Barron’s Best Buys in Education. WhatTheyThink.com is a free Internet community serving 15,000 print and publishing executives. Their free content is accompanied by subscription-based intelligence called Premium Access. Premium Access members pay a small fee to access exclusive articles, interviews, research and surveys. To receive more information about WhatTheyThink.com’s educational and content partnerships, please call 859-552-4944 or email [email protected].

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