Student Editors at Steven Sotloff’s Old Newspaper Cover His Captivity, Execution

By: Benjamin Mullin | Poynter

After Steven Sotloff, a freelance journalist who wrote for TIME and other publications, was threatened by Islamic state fighters Aug. 19, the editors at his former student newspaper scrambled to get the news out. The Central Florida Future — the weekly at the University of Central Florida where Sotloff had worked as a senior staff writer — was coming up on its Wednesday production deadline, and it had big news to report.

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