June 5, 2013

Flagpole

Harry Montevideo, publisher of the University of Georgia independent student newspaper The Red & Black, has resigned, Flagpole reports.

The decision was a mutual one between Montevideo and the nonprofit’s board of directors that stemmed from financial struggles in the online world, said board member and spokesman Chuck Reese.

Montevideo was at the paper for 30 years, including last year, when students walked out and started a competing publication.

Several bizarre events followed those actions, including Montevideo reportedly scuffling with a reporter from the university’s Grady NewSource who attempted to film a meeting. Montevideo later apologized.

Most of the students returned to the paper, and two board members resigned. The paper’s board named eight new members earlier this year.

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