August 19, 2012

Grady Newsource | Online Athens
Harry Montevideo, publisher of the Red and Black newspaper at the University of Georgia, issued a written apology to Grady Newsource reporter Joshua Buce, whom he physically forced to stop filming an event on Friday. Buce had come to cover an “open house” at the paper’s office, aimed at recruiting new staff to replace those who quit this week in protest of heavy-handed intervention by a board member who has since resigned. “I felt strongly then, as I do now, it was inappropriate and unfair to the students to have the media cover that event,” Montevideo wrote. However, “as the senior adult and professional, it was my responsibility to handle it differently and I regret that I did not do that.” Buce is considering whether to press charges against Montevideo, who had been rather unapologetic in an earlier explanation of the incident to Gawker. “I’m consulting with my family,” he told Karah-Leigh Hancock. || Earlier: Full coverage of the Red & Black controversy

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