Virginia Tech decides against penalizing campus paper for comments policy

Roanoke Times
Virginia Tech will not pull funding for the publisher of the Collegiate Times, nor will it ban student organizations from buying ads with university funds, as an advisory group had proposed. The University Commission on Student Affairs complained that the paper's comments policy has allowed its website to become "a big graffiti wall" for posts that can be "very racist, sexist, xenophobic and alarmist."
> Earlier: Editor says dispute is about control of content
> Editor says comments are "community moderated"

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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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