Petition Demands Defunding of The Argus

Wesleyan University students senators want to defund the student newspaper, the Wesleyan Argus, after a column critiqued the Black Lives Matter movement. A meeting is scheduled for Sept. 27 to support the student senate’s petition.

Here’s what Connecticut SPJ president Paul Singley had to say in an Argus story:


Paul Singley

Paul Singley

Paul Singley, President of the Connecticut Society for Professional Journalists, said he believes that student publications should make a concerted effort to represent the perspectives of all students, but its First Amendment rights should not be threatened by publishing unpopular views.

“That’s what a good newspaper does,” he said. “It shares ideas, it shares opinions.”

Read the full story here.

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