Thu., August 16, 2012 10:01am (EDT)

Student Newspaper Employees Walk Out
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATHENS, Ga.  —  
Students who work for a University of Georgia newspaper are protesting a decision they say gives control over stories to non-students. Students at the The Red & Black newspaper walked out Wednesday night after a non-student was given final say on editorial content. (Photo by Joshua Stewart.)
Students who work for a University of Georgia newspaper are protesting a decision they say gives control over stories to non-students. Students at the The Red & Black newspaper walked out Wednesday night after a non-student was given final say on editorial content. (Photo by Joshua Stewart.)
Students who work for a University of Georgia newspaper are protesting a decision they say gives control over stories to non-students.

Students at the The Red & Black newspaper walked out Wednesday night after a non-student was named editorial director with final say on editorial content.

The newspaper's editor-in-chief, UGA student Polina Marinova, was among staffers who walked out. The students say it happened after Ed Morales, who had been the paper's editorial adviser and then became editorial director, was given full editorial control of the newspaper.

Amanda Jones, the design editor, tells the Athens Banner-Herald that permanent employees who are not students are being hired. She said the newspaper is supposed to be run by students, but students are losing control over decisions.