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 Tuesday, March 11, 2008 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


Concerns raised by Campus Press opinion piece generate community dialogue
By Allison Sylvest

The recent controversy sparked by an opinion piece published in the Campus Press, a student managed, online publication, has raised many issues for the CU community as a whole. On Wednesday, Feb. 27 a forum was held to foster CU community dialogue between student group representatives, editorial staff of the Campus Press and administrators.

The student newspaper is a for-credit class in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and follows the guidelines of the College Media Advisers (CMA) organization. The CMA guidelines for college learning publications are incorporated into most journalism programs across the country.

The forum allowed students to express their opinions and pose questions raised by the piece, including safety concerns, how the Campus Press is operated and supervised, and about the campus climate as a whole.

As a result of the conversation, Chancellor G.P. "Bud" Peterson pledged a series of actions to address concerns about campus climate, diversity and inclusion.

The Campus Press is hosting another open forum today, Tuesday, March 11 at 4 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom to discuss how the student publication can expand coverage of diversity issues on campus. Faculty members, student leaders, members of community diversity organizations and journalists from across the Front Range will address striking a balance effectively and sensitively covering diversity issues in journalism. Guest speakers will be followed by an open Q&A period that will include members of the Campus Press staff.

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