"Few school newspapers are financially independent from the institutions they cover... As a result, college administrators hold powerful leverage over student journalists and their faculty advisers."
"The real crisis of campus speech lies...in the erosion of student newspapers," argues
As says, "right when it's needed the most," independent watchdog journalism is diminishing on college campuses -- and too many higher-ed administrators are cheering (if not actively hastening) its demise.
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A different type of free speech issue on college campuses.
The corporatization of higher education has rendered college newspapers, a once-indispensable part of student life, irrelevant right when they are needed the most.