UCSD Freezes Student Media


Student Media Groups at UC-San Diego Lose Funds Amid Controversy Over
Race and Speech

The head of the student government at the University of California at
San Diego has temporarily suspended funds for all of the university’s
student-run media outlets after a broadcast prompted new outrage in a
controversy over a party mocking Black History Month, The San Diego
Union-Tribune
<http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/feb/23/ucsd-media-outlets-see-f
unds-frozen/
>  reported. The broadcast was produced by The Koala, a
controversial campus humor magazine,
<http://chronicle.com/article/Vulgarity-Rules/9536/>  and aired over the
student-run television station last Thursday. The freeze on funds, which
affects 33 student media outlets, has in turn prompted complaints of
muzzling free speech. Utsav Gupta, the student-government president,
said he wanted the campus to craft a new policy for student media groups
before lifting the freeze.

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