Red and Dead

Like many of you, I think the situation surrounding the Red&Black is, simply put, sad. The Red&Black played a huge role in my UGA experience. There were days when I would go to campus for the sole purpose of picking up a Red&Black and head back to the fraternity house without entering a classroom. Classes weren’t always as important as they should have been, but reading the Red&Black was. Many of us were proud to have a student-run newspaper, and we were also proud that it was touted as the best in the country. You couldn’t tell us otherwise.

The former student workers have done a good job of putting together their own blog. In case you haven’t been to it, check it out and show your support. I’m pretty sure Lewis would support their cause.



10 Responses to “Red and Dead”

  1. 1 Tuxedodawg August 17, 2012 at 9:37 am

    It’s a sad day, but the entire situation was handled horribly. I’m good buddies with one of the members of the editorial staff who “walked out,” and both sides, board and staff, have handled this so poorly.

    I’m sure most people have seen the “memo,” and I, too, think a lot of it is B.S. — but a lot of it is fair points. And from my understanding from talking to my buddy, those points have been brought up for a while and continued to fall on deaf ears. That’s how it escalated to this point.

    I hope they get it resolved. But I hope some good comes from this, too. Hopefully, this will help improve the overall quality of the newspaper, and the R&B will be something more than a tabloid for recent arrests and political columns.

    I’m just worried too many students might get caught up in the excitement of a “revolution,” creating a cool-named blog and forget what’s important.– keeping the newspaper and its virtue

    • 2 ucheedawg August 17, 2012 at 9:51 am

      To be honest, the arrest report was always the most important part of the paper. That was the first place you looked. Then you read Get Fuzzy.

  2. 3 HobnailedBoots August 17, 2012 at 10:56 am

    The paper sucked. Always did. Frankly I think the “walk-out” is retarded and shows how much they overvalue their own work. Good luck taking that approach in the real world where your job isn’t subsidized by the university.

    • 4 Tuxedodawg August 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

      Their jobs aren’t subsidized by the university. They’re basically a non-profit.

      • 5 HobnailedBoots August 17, 2012 at 8:40 pm

        Their job wouldn’t exist without funding from the University.

      • 6 Tuxedodawg August 20, 2012 at 10:36 am

        No, they don’t receive money from the university. They’re completely independent from UGA. Yes, they wouldn’t exist without the university, because they’re a college newspaper and that’s their purpose, but financially, they’re independent.

    • 7 ucheedawg August 17, 2012 at 11:21 am

      This isn’t real world. This is a student-run newspaper. It’s their thing. College kids finding their way. You and I had that opportunity, shouldn’t these kids have the same?

      • 8 HobnailedBoots August 17, 2012 at 8:46 pm

        If they hadn’t perpetuated a long-standing tradition of producing a shitty product they’d still be running it. It’s one thing to be a student-run newspaper. It’s another thing to use it to troll. The R&B was an embarrassment nearing tabloid-grade in its quality.

  3. 9 Corbindawg August 17, 2012 at 10:57 am

    And now, even Get Fuzzy is gone from the paper.

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