Butler Reverses Decision on Newspaper Adviser

September 14, 2015

Butler University has reversed a decision to place a university spokesman as the adviser to the student newspaper, The Butler Collegian, The Indianapolis Business Journal reported. Many journalists at Butler and elsewhere criticized the decision as creating a conflict of interest. The university has now named Nancy Whitmore, the director of the Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism, as the interim adviser, while the university looks for a permanent adviser. The previous adviser, a faculty member, served at a time when some journalism in the Collegian was critical of the university.

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