Dependence on student fees for media operating budget creates instant conflict of interest
By Debra Landis
University of Illinois Springfield
The scene seems surreal: Journalists asking politicians for money to help keep their operations going.
That is exactly what happens in U.S. institutions of higher education when the leaders of college publications that depend on student fees to augment newspaper operations are required to appear before student government groups to ask for money. Continue reading Funding issues and independence