USA Today Condemns Campus Newspaper Censorship, Cites FIRE

An unsigned editorial in today’s edition of USA Today cites FIRE’s research in support of its strong stand against disheartening administrative attempts to censor student newspapers. USA Today rightly argued that “the best way to combat offensive speech is with more speech, not less.” The editorial comes in response to student newspaper censorship following the printing of “April Fool’s” editions of campus newspapers—a long tradition on most campuses—at the University of Scranton, the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and Carnegie Mellon University.