18 Nov SPJ Western Washington expresses concern with Central Washington University student media obstruction
The Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington Professional Chapter Monday morning alerted Central Washington University of our deep concerns with the university’s practice of screening interview questions before granting faculty access to student journalists.
The Observer reported on Nov. 6 that administrators “have been increasingly requiring student journalists to send in interview questions before giving any university worker, including faculty and student employees, permission to be interviewed.”
The journalists of The Observer said this policy amounts to media censorship. We agree. We submitted the following letter to President James L. Gaudino, several senior faculty members and the Central Washington University Board of Trustees this morning.
Dear Central Washington University faculty,
The Board of Directors of the Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington Professional Chapter