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. Read more