While The Hatchet is fortunate to be an independent publication free from editorial oversight from the administration, other papers are not so lucky. Periodically, the rights of student journalists are threatened. Printed below is a joint editorial, published in collaboration with universities listed below, in support of Los Angeles City College’s student newspaper, the Collegian, which has recently come under such attack.
Los Angeles City College’s student-run newspaper, the Collegian, is an award-winning publication that has been in continuous print for 80 years. Its staff of approximately 30 students works tirelessly to publish high-quality content while adhering to rigorous journalistic values. The Collegian is a training ground for writers, reporters, columnists and editors, as are thousands of other student-run publications that hold to the same principles, standards and ethics.