ATHENS, Ga. – The board of the student-run newspaper at the University of Georgia has apologized for what it called misunderstandings that provoked most of its student journalists, including the editor-in-chief, to walk out earlier this week.
Students at The Red & Black left Wednesday night. They said they were unhappy that the paper's non-student editorial adviser had been given full control of the newspaper. The students were angered by a draft memo listing expectations for the paper's professional staff, who are not students.
Board vice chairwoman Melita Easters said Friday that the student editor has always had the final editorial responsibility for the paper's news content. She says that still is true.
Board member Ed Stamper wrote the memo that angered the students. He has apologized and resigned from the board.