Dean of Northwestern’s J-School Defends Student Reporters Amid Backlash from Protesters: Coverage Was Fair, Responsible

There’s been a lot of media discussion in the past day over the student newspaper at Northwestern University apologizing after complaints over their coverage of students protesting a Jeff Sessions event on campus.

To review, The Daily Northwestern apologized after protesters were upset that student journalists 1) took photos of the protest and posted them online, and 2) used the Northwestern directory to contact students and ask them for comment. The paper’s lengthy statement said of the latter, “We recognize being contacted like this is an invasion of privacy.”

They also removed the name of a protester quoted in the article over concerns about “disciplinary action that could be taken by the University.”

“Ultimately, The Daily failed to consider our impact
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