Muscatine college students launch own paper

Former student staffers of The Calumet are fundraising for The Spotlight.

Published 07/02 2015 03:17PM

Updated 07/02 2015 03:17PM

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The student staffers of the student newspaper at Muscatine Community College are biting back against their allegations that the college violated their free speech.
 
According to the Society of Professional Journalists, the students staffers of The Calumet are launching their own print newspaper called The Spotlight. The group has a GoFundMe page set up for donations to cover their first two issues.
 
The Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 have offered to match any donation up to $500.
 
According to the Associated Press, the student staffers filed their lawsuit in May, saying the paper and the college have had issues over various articles. Jim Compton, a staff member and the newspaper’s adviser, was replaced with an instructor who would only work part time with the paper.

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