University of North Florida student editor defends oral sex photo

Florida Times-Union
The photo [PDF] ran with a story about the rise among people who contract the sexually transmitted disease HPV through oral sex. (The photo is on the paper's Facebook page, too.) Spinnaker editor Josh Gore says most of the complaints have been from university employees and outsiders, not students. "I think this is a real important issue to touch on, and this is the way we decided to illustrate it." [An earlier headline incorrectly identified the school as the University of South Florida.]

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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