Control of UGA Newspaper Returning To Students

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Editorial control at the University of Georgia's student-run newspaper, The Red and Black, was returned to the students according to the paper's former editor in chief.

At a meeting Friday afternoon, staffers learned that editorial control had been returned to the students, days after the staff had resigned from the newspaper en masse. The large-scale resignation Wednesday evening came after control of the paper had been moved to non-student staffers, with story content requiring the prior approval before publication.

Former Red and Black editor in chief Rachel Bowers said editors were told that they would need to reapply for their positions with the newspaper.

Red and Black staffers resigned after a draft memo came out listing expectations for the paper's professional staff, which moved control away from the students.

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