University of Georgia student journalists say they left the college newspaper because officials placed a non-student in charge of editorial content.
Now, after the former Red and Black student staffers started an online publication, the university agreed to meet publicly with the walk-outs.
Lindsey Cook, multimedia editor of the student-run online publication, the Red and Dead, says their ultimate goal is to rejoin the Red and Black.
But not until all editorial power is given back to the students.
"We're journalism students," Cook told 13WMAZ. "If we didn't write we would be bored."
The former Red and Black staff also uses Facebook, Twitter, and other internet outlets to publish their on-campus news stories.
Their current office is in the apartment of a staff member, although they have had several calls from supporters offering donations and other forms of help.
Cook says she and her fellow student journalists met with university officials Thursday, but it was off the record.
Friday's meeting will be held at the Red and Black Offices at 540 Baxter Street and are open to the public.
"We've been in contact with several alumni," Cook said, "and we're expecting a lot them to be there today."
In response to the walkout, the Red and Black board of directors and publisher, Harry Montevideo issued a statement online to address the decision to add non-student journalists, such as an editorial director, to the staff.
Montevideo wrote: "The Red & Black does not plan to have these professionals assume the role of our student Editor in Chief. The editorial director is a counselor, teacher, mentor, coordinator and manager. The editorial director is charged with helping students make smart content decisions prior to publication, particularly on stories, which involve issues of libel or standards of quality and ethics. It is not, nor has it ever been the intention of the board to censor student content."