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A letter from the editor: The “Top 5” story

A letter from the editor: The “Top 5” story

July 15
22:49 2014

Trent Johnson / Editor-in-chief

In light of the controversial column concerning places to cry on campus (and more), I am writing an apology on behalf of the editorial board and staff as a whole. First, I would like to accept the majority of the blame as the editor-in-chief; the buck stops here when it comes to content and I green-lit the piece.

The column was intended to be a humorous look at a particular aspect of college life. In our approval of the idea we failed to recognize how this article could potentially make light of the severity of sexual assaults on college campuses. The editorial board also overlooked the backlash we would receive after its publication.  It was not our intention to lessen the significance of safety on campus. Publishing the column was a result of poor planning and editing. We offer our sincerest apologies to those offended and have removed the column from our website.

The staff at On The Record and the North Texas Daily work extremely hard to bring meaningful content to an audience. We, in no way, wanted to trade credibility for clicks or page views. That is not our goal. It never has been and never will be. Going forward, we will take this critique into account when publishing opinion pieces as well as news stories. We value everyone who reads the Daily, whether that be students, professors, alumni or Denton residents. Without you, the Daily loses purpose.

If you have any concerns about this article or others please feel free to contact me at trentsjohnson01@gmail.com.

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