Student media under fire

I’ve got a guest column in today’s Spartan Daily that elaborates on the dangers of the Hosty v. Carter decision, what State Assemblyman Leland Yee wants to do about it, and why we’re actually pretty safe on public campuses in sunny California.

Here’s an excerpt from the column:

“College newspapers often boast that they are “independent,” but I’m always a bit confused about what that means. Would we be independent if we accepted no funding from SJSU, paid rent at an off-campus office, and worked on the paper on our own time, without any connection to the school of journalism and mass communications?  Maybe, but that’s not our situation.”