Illinois Journalism Education Association’s resolution backs advisers

15 Apr

The Illinois Journalism Education Association has adopted a resolution that not only backs the state’s media advisers, but urges administrators to stop the practice of indiscriminately reassigning or removing advisers.

The action follows several recent cases where veteran advisers have been forced out by administrators who have disagreed with student opinions or hid behind staffing numbers.

“It appears to be a case where administrators want to manipulate student media for their own goals,” Midwest Journalism Education Initiative  Director Stan Zoller said.  “We are also seeing an increase in the number of  scholastic media outlets that are facing prior restraint.”

The complete resolution can be found at:  IJEA RESOLUTION

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