Speech should have been protected
Stop the presses. No really, stop the presses, pack them up and find a different line of work. The First Amendment has become an inconvenience.
Or at least that’s what many public and private college administrations believe and are telling student publications.
This is a dangerous trend and it seems to be spreading rapidly across the country.
Last week, Nick Will, the editor in chief of the Harvard Business School’s student newspaper, the Harbus, resigned his position amid a firestorm sparked after the paper published an editorial cartoon.
The content of the satire showed the school’s career services Web site overloaded with a number of pop-up error messages, one of which displayed “incompetent morons.”
Will resigned citing personal intimidation and threats by Harvard Business School administration.
Journalism is an industry the public loves to hate. Regardless of opinion, journalism and the First Amendment are base requirements for the foundation of the society we know it, and students should fight to preserve what colleges and universities have always stood for: freedom of speech and ideas, not a forum of censored thoughts and repressed interactions.
University Wire — Iowa State Univ.
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