The Red & Black

Natalie McClure, advertising director for The Red & Black since 2008, has been announced as the new general manager of the The Red & Black. File/Staff

Members of the Red and Black board welcome the reinstatement of Editor-in-Chief Polina Marinova and Managing Editor Julia Carpenter. We look forward to the editors and their staff resuming production of one of the nation’s top student news organizations.

As a board, we reiterate our commitment to student journalism and The Red and Black as a training ground. We want to be clear that students have editorial control over the contents of our publications with no prior review.

As a board we are committed to adding students to our membership as provided in our by-laws and discussed during our summer meeting.

We also assert our continued confidence in Publisher Harry Montevideo and the professional staff he has assembled. We added to that staff recently to improve the learning experience we offer our student journalists.

We students dedicate ourselves to timely, accurate, fair and ethical journalism for which The Red and Black is known and which is essential to the University community. As journalists, it went against our instinct and training to walk out of a newsroom on deadline. We extend an apology to those who were adversely affected.

All of us - student, staff and board - plan to move forward in a new era of open communication.

Elliott Brack, Chair of Red and Black Board

Melita Easters, Vice Chair of Red and Black Board

Polina Marinova, Red and Black Editor in Chief

Julia Carpenter, Red and Black Managing Editor

Harry Montevideo, Red and Black Publisher

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(5) comments

Bleed Red and Black

Much ado about nothing....bunch of drama queens that don't like rules and regulations when applied to them.

A Darwin

As an irregular follower of the R&B, I am at sea about this flap, power struggle, or whatever. Could someone enlighten me in re background?


"We students dedicate ourselves to timely, accurate, fair and ethical journalism for which The Red and Black is known and which is essential to the University community."

If maintaining the status qou is what the students and R&B workers want, then good for them for drawing a line in the sand and standing up for that belief.

However, I would never be fooled by the above quote.

The student journalists at the R&B can be proud to call their organization indepedent and student-run, but saying the the R&B is "known" for accurate, fair, and ethical journalism is an insult to actual accurate, fair, and ethical journalism.

The students at the R&B have done a comendable job of running a large news organization, but, as a group, they still have a lot to learn about "accurate, fair, and ethical journalism."

Len Bias

The fact that Montevideo is still in a job renders this situation worthless...


It's a shame that the student journalists' apology was not accompanied by one from the Board, for its role in precipitating the situation, and from the publisher for apparently assaulting a student journalist. But, a little bit of face-saving never hurt anyone, I suppose. Time will tell if the Board is truly serious about student journalism. Good luck to all.

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