Harry Montevideo, the long-time publisher of the University of Georgia’s independent student newspaper, The Red and Black, resigned from his post Wednesday. According to board member Chuck Reece, Montevideo and the board reached a mutual agreement at a special board meeting.
Another member of the board that oversees a University of Georgia student newspaper has stepped down and is calling for a third board member to resign. Charles Russell of Atlanta said in a statement that he can't be part of what the board is about to do, though he didn't say what that is.
The top two editors at the student-run newspaper at the University of Georgia have been reinstated after walking out last week along with other student journalists amid a dispute over editorial control.
Students at the The Red & Black newspaper at the University of Georgia 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 student-run Red & Black at the University of Georgia is the first high-profile college paper in the country to go “digital-first.” What used to be a daily printed newspaper is now primarily online, with a weekly print edition full of stories with more depth and a longer view. Students are also publishing a monthly glossy magazine.
Students at the University of Georgia cannot pick up their daily copy of the Red & Black student newspaper anymore. The publication has ditched a daily printed edition for an online-first strategy. The Red & Black still publishes a weekly printed copy on Thursdays. And students now also produce a monthly magazine with more in-depth stories. But for daily news, sports and features, you have to visit the paper’s website.