ATLANTA – The top two editors at the student-run newspaper at the University of Georgia have been reinstated after walking out along with other student journalists amid a dispute over editorial control.
The board of directors said in an emailed statement Monday that it was welcoming back Editor-in-Chief Polina Marinova and Managing Editor Julia Carpenter.
Many of the student journalists, including all of the top editors, walked out Wednesday after they said control of the paper was effectively being taken from them. They were angered by a draft memo that suggested what stories they should and should not cover.
By Friday afternoon, Marinova said the board had "met all the key points we asked for" and proved willing to listen.
The board said Monday "we want to be clear that students have editorial control over the contents of our publications with no prior review."