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Gay Marriage Pro-Con Stirs UW

At Vox Box, Blogmistress Erin Daniels tells of a flap on the University of Washington campus, triggered by a pro-con debate re: gay marriage in the college newspaper. You can read the pro-con arguments (take particular note of the cartoons that ran with them) here. The anti-gay marriage column and cartoon triggered a record 651 letters to the editor, many of which were published in eight full pages of a subsequent student newspaper edition. Also, the Graduate and Professional Student Senate demanded an apology from the paper and the firing of some Editorial Board members. Earlier this month, Editor Sarah Jeglum told readers that the paper would not issue an apology, in response to the Senate demands. You can read it here. You also can read Vox Box’s version of the hubbub here.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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