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Iowa State University. Newspaper Study Committee records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 8/6/170

Scope and Content

The collection contains the records of the Newspaper Study Committee and includes meeting minutes, correspondence, and research material.

Dates

  • 1995-2000, undated

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

The Newspaper Study Committee was formed as part of the settlement agreement between Partnership Press and the Iowa State Board of Regents. The legal action was based on the Iowa Code Chapter 23A and related to activities of Iowa State University (ISU) and its university newspaper, The Iowa State Daily.



The Newspaper Study Committee was formed to review generally the educational mission of the university newspaper at ISU and to review specifically ISU’s affiliation with The Iowa State Daily and its role as an educational laboratory. The study committee was charged with making a written report and non-binding recommendations to ISU President Martin Jischke regarding matters which shall include, but may not be limited to the educational mission of the student newspaper; the role of students, faculty, and paid, non-student employees at the newspaper; the governance of the newspaper in a manner that insures editorial independence; use of ISU funds and facilities; compliance with the letter and spirit of open government statutes; compliance with the letter and spirit of the statutes and rules governing competition with private enterprise; and matters affecting relationships among the university newspaper, the University, the journalism department, and independent community publications.



A slate of members to serve on the study committee was prepared jointly by Gary Gerlach of Partnership Press and Warren Madden of Iowa State University. The slate was then forwarded to Dr. Jischke to approve and appoint the committee members. The committee met for the first time in January 1999. The committee filed their written report September 1999.

Extent

0.84 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

Arrangement

The collection is organized Chronologically.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
RS 8/6/170. Iowa State University. Newspaper Study Committee records, 1995-2000, undated
Date
April 22, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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