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Newspaper censorship – answer

Posted by quirksalight on July 10, 2008

Yesterday I ran into an issue at school over censorship in the school newspaper (see the post here: Newspaper censorship).

And I was left wondering what would be the right course of action. Do nothing, pull the article, or rewrite the article in question.
Well, I had decided it would be better to rewrite the article to remove the inflammatory quotes then to remove it entirely. However, the decision was taken out of my hands as I was informed that the newspaper would be on hold b/c the department wanted to add more articles, book and movie reviews, and get a bigger budget before publishing. To which I pointed out that the news articles in the current article will have much lower relevance if published in a couple months as it was being suggested. Which was noted. That’s it.
The timing is rather suspicious. And annoying, as it’s after I had spent three days to finish the layout, and redo it twice according to the request of the department to only have the work be irrelevant. WTF? Why am I going out of my way to do this?

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One Response to “Newspaper censorship – answer”

  1. Harold Bien said

    lol, in my high school days, there was the “school newspaper” with supervision from faculty, and an “underground” single page double-sided news feed. Nowadays, however, the internet being so readily available – why restrict/commit yourselves to printing expenses when you can easily setup a free online website and publish there? No more issues with A4/B4 sizes, either, and you can get readership interaction. Much harder to censor/control live, dynamic content than static, printed issues…

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