According to the Student Press Law Center, large numbers of college papers are being stolen from racks and newsstands at an alarming rate this semester. In most cases, the perpetrators seem intent in quashing stories about controversial or unpopular subjects. And one advocate for student journalists thinks it's time for college administrators to crack down on the problem.

More from the article: Advertisers, meanwhile, have noticed. A recent piece in the Baltimore Sun reported that given the on-campus clout of college papers, "big corporations and advertisers are latching onto student run publications." The story noted, for example, that a subsidiary of MTV had recently bought a company that operates web sites for more than 400 college papers and that a daily paper in Florida had just purchased a student paper at Florida State University.

Originally from Project for Excellence in Journalism - Commentaries on July 11, 2007, 11:14pm

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