Florida State paper purchase not loved by all

August 8, 2006

newspaper Michigan Daily Editor troubled by Gannett purchase of student-run FSU newspaper. He’s not so sure it’s the’win-win’ that the Tallahassee Democrat touts.

Read the editorial: Michigan Daily troubled by Gannett’s college paper purchase


3 Responses to “Florida State paper purchase not loved by all”

  1. KK Casey Says:

    Great editorial. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

  2. Jim McClellan Says:

    Back in the good ol’ days, when I was at FSU, we were fortunate to have the Florida Flambeau in print on campus. The Flambeau could be counted on for several things:

    A socialist-bent editorial, usually suggesting that then President Ronald Reagan be impeached, tarred and feathered.

    Up-to-date information about drink specials at the local bars and the latest intramural sports standings.

    And, the occasional well-researched story about some injustice on campus or in town.

    It was loved, hated, cursed, praised, threatened, encouraged, but always read. It was even appreciated, though often in retrospect.

  3. WanderingHoo Says:

    I guess FSU needed a semi-pro paper to cover their semi-pro football program. (TIC – so all you Noles, chill out). To be fair, I have seen columns in the Democrat decrying the acquisition and especially the loss of what the Flambeau once was.

    Still, in a free market, there is nothing stopping the start up of a truly independent student paper (except money, distribution, talent and more money).

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