UCSB Newspaper Board Responds to Criticism Over Non-Coverage of Killings

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By: Erik Wemple | The Washington Post

The editorial board of the Bottom Line, a student-run newspaper at the University of California at Santa Barbara, has released a statement clarifying — and nearly recanting — a much-commented-upon op-ed regarding the paper’s coverage of Friday night’s Isla Vista killings. That op-ed, which was signed by executive content editor emeritus Hannah Davey, signaled that the newspaper had held off on covering the rampage of Elliot Rodger in order “to minimize the emotional harm for our reporters, photographers and multimedia journalists.”

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