Colleges urged to end retaliation against journalists and advisers
By Chris Evans
Chair, CMA First Amendment Advocacy Committee
Most advisers eventually get The Question.
It might come in a call or an email. Or a passing comment from a colleague in the hallway. Not infrequently, it first appears in the anxious look of an editor-in-chief who’s found herself on the receiving end of a tirade by a college administrator.
This particular question often serves as an opening salvo in a confrontation over something as frivolous as a bawdy sex column or as journalistically significant as an investigation into a provost’s drunken junket to Jamaica.