“The Daily claims to stand for intellectual diversity, but this rule directly contradicts that claim”
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According to this report, it’s acceptable for students to cite CNN and MSNBC. What a joke.
Campus Reform reports:
EXCLUSIVE: UMich student paper tells staff not to cite Fox News
Based on a tip from a concerned student at the University of Michigan, Campus Reform investigated an email from the college’s student newspaper, the Michigan Daily, to its staff.
In a 19-slide presentation titled “Columnist & Cartoonist training,” the paper explicitly told staff not to use Fox News as a source.
On slide 7, titled “appropriate sources,” it stated, “use sources that are generally accepted as reputable.” Then, it goes on to instruct the staff not to cite Fox News. Also included in the “Don’t Cite” category are Wikipedia and Buzzfeed.
The newspaper did not instruct students to refrain from citing left-leaning cable news outlets, such as CNN or MSNBC.
The presentation explained this is important because it makes evidence “harder to dispute” while upholding the student paper’s reputation.
Valentina House, a conservative columnist for the Michigan Daily and Campus Reform correspondent, said it was disheartening to find out about this rule.
“The Daily claims to stand for intellectual diversity, but this rule directly contradicts that claim,” House said. “The Daily considers credibility a factor when choosing appropriate sources, but they don’t provide nearly the same scrutiny for left-wing outlets.”
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