79°
Weather by

View Full Forecast

Login | Register

facebook Icon rss Icon twitter Icon
Paul Isom teaches students during his Comm 1002: Basic Reporting class at the Communication Building on Campus.  Isom was fired as advisor of the East Carolinian after students published uncovered nudity on the front page. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012.   (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)
Viewing Photo 1 / 3

Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflecto

Paul Isom teaches students during his Comm 1002: Basic Reporting class at the Communication Building on Campus. Isom was fired as advisor of the East Carolinian after students published uncovered nudity on the front page. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)

ECU: Firing is ‘correct and legal’

By Jackie Drake

The Daily Reflector

1 Comment | Leave a Comment


East Carolina University on Tuesday said the termination of its student newspaper adviser was “correct and legal” after First Amendment groups criticized the move.

Officials released a statement in response to increasing calls from national free speech organizations to reinstate Paul Isom, who was fired on Jan. 4 from his position as student media adviser, two months after The East Carolinian printed photos of a streaker at a Nov. 5 football game.


“East Carolina University is concerned that a decision to change leadership in its director of student media role has been connected to a First Amendment issue without full knowledge of the facts at hand,” Virginia Hardy, vice chancellor for student affairs, said in the statement.

For the complete article, please pick up a copy of The Daily Reflector. Current home delivery and electronic edition subscribers may log in to access this article at no charge. To become a subscriber, please click here or contact Customer Service at (252) 329-9505.

Comments

firing

Fine. Then inform Mr Isom in writing just why you fired him and be detailed. This will put the whole thing to rest.

Add comment

Login or register to post comments
Bless your heart
Bless your heart