With the walkout of top editorial staffers still unresolved, The Red and Black newspaper will host an “open house and discussion” on Friday amid a dispute with its board of trustees.
The student-run newspaper at the University of Georgia was thrust into turmoil this week when top editors walked out in a dispute over editorial policy and control. A draft memo from board members outlining some coverage matters was the source of the dispute.
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The online newspaper, which is a non-profit corporation that is independent of the university, also had recently hired an editorial adviser to assist in coverage.
Board members of The Red and Black met Thursday in Athens with the resigned editors, but that apparently did not