Paul Isom, who was fired as East Carolina University’s student media adviser after the college paper published photos of a streaker, is appealing his termination on free speech grounds. The deadline to appeal is today, but Isom said he sent a letter Wednesday asking for an extension because he hasn’t received all of the emails the university has unearthed related to his employment.
Contrary to a recent editorial in the local newspaper stating that the school hasn’t allowed him to review the documents, Isom said he gets about one batch of emails a week. “The last batch I got, I was told there were more, but they didn’t tell me how much or when I’d get them,” he said in a phone interview.
Isom said he won’t decide whether he’ll allow the documents to be released until he sees everything. So far, though, he hasn’t come across anything that would cause him to withhold them. Read more