Ohio U Student Paper Sorry for Deal With President

April 20, 2015

The Post, the student newspaper at Ohio University, has revealed and apologized for a deal one of its editors made with Roderick J. McDavis, the university's president. Under the deal, McDavis wrote essays for the newspaper with the pledge that no conflicting opinions to his essays would appear for 24 hours. In an editorial revealing the deal, the Post said that the deal was inconsistent with its values of editorial independence, and so was suspending for two weeks the editor who made the deal. A spokesperson for the university told The Athens News that the agreement was reached in a discussion about various other issues, such as the newspaper's editorial guidelines and intended frequency for the feature.

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