SMACK: Florida’s outlaw student editor

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Who doesn’t like Pye?

Apparently, Florida Atlantic University doesn’t.

SMACK column Pye photoIn April, senior Joe Pye was elected editor of FAU’s student newspaper, cleverly called the University Press. He was supposed to start his new job this week. But FAU won’t let him. Why? An administrator says he’s “not tact.”

FAU’s reasons are as weak as its grammar, but we’ll get to that in a moment. First, you need to know three amusing things…

FAU’s reasons are as weak as its grammar, but we’ll get to that in a moment. First, you need to know three amusing things…

  • Right now, Pye is acting editor. As in, he’s acting as editor. As in, he’s pretending. Pye is listed as editor on the University Press website. He’s running the newsroom, and the staff considers him the boss even if FAU doesn’t.
  • Two lawyers think this is really weird. SPJ has hired one of them to sue FAU.
  • Meanwhile, we’re selling T-shirts. Lawsuits are boring and take time. Shirts are fun and on sale now. Proceeds go to SPJ’s Legal Defense Fund.

Link HERE for the complete story.

 

http://www.spj.org/smack.asp

Koretzky
Michael Koretzky

This entry was posted by Michael Koretzky, SPJ Region 3 Director on Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 2:58 am and is filed under FAU. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site after linking to the original site.