Archive for Friday, October 27, 1995

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October 27, 1995

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Is the University Daily Kansan answerable to anybody within the university system, or legally, for what they write in that paper?

Tom Eblen, general manager of the University Daily Kansan, said student editors were responsible for the content of the newspaper. Students at the campus paper are guided by the First Amendment right to publish what they deem appropriate, he said.

"There's certainly no prior review," Eblen said. "That is true for student press at public universities throughout the United States."

He said the UDK was bound by the same legal requirements in terms of libel as all other newspapers.

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