ATHENS, Ga. (WXIA) -- Editorial control at the University of Georgia's student-run newspaper, The Red and Black, was returned to the students according to the paper's former editor in chief.
At a meeting Friday afternoon, staffers learned that editorial control had been returned to the students, days after the staff had resigned from the newspaper en masse. The large-scale resignation Wednesday evening came after control of the paper had been moved to university staff, with story content requiring the prior approval of university staff before publication.
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Former Red and Black editor in chief Rachel Bowers said editors were told that they would need to reapply for their positions with the newspaper.
In the wake of their resignation, the former staff members created a blog and Twitter feed, Red and Dead, with the intent of posting original content without constraints on subject material.
Several Red and Black alumni showed up to Friday afternoon's meeting to offer their support to the student journalists in their plight.
According to Bowers, Ed Morales, who had been named editor in chief after the mass resignation, would be returning to his position as editorial advisor for the newspaper.