Please help defend a student journalist censored by his college
A student journalist at Bryan College, a conservative Christian institution in Tennessee, apparently is being pressured by his school’s administration to back down on accurate reporting regarding a faculty member.
The story is being covered by long-time media scrutinizer Jim Romenesko on his blog.
The original post, detailing how the student uncovered that the inappropriate circumstances behind a professor’s departure were concealed, is here. Briefly, the student wrote a story for the campus paper using public records, the administration spiked it, and the student distributed it anyway.
The follow-up, detailing that the student was pressured to ask for the post to be taken down, and may be censured by the school, which has misrepresented his reporting, is here.
It is important to note that the student, Alex Green, represents himself as a Bible-believing Christian in tune with his school’s overall values. It is out of those values, he said in the original post, that he stood up for the truth being told about the professor’s behavior.
If you disagree with the journalist’s treatment by his college, and the concealment of misbehavior by a professor, please consider contacting the college:
Bryan College, Dayton TN: http://www.bryan.edu
College president: Stephen Livesay
- on the college site
- on LinkedIn
Update: Here is a post by a mom in the college community, verifying Romenesko’s reporting and objecting to the censorship.