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Administrators at a Missouri college end a magazine's print edition. Editors say it's retaliation and censorship.


While administrators at Lindenwood University near St. Louis say they killed a student magazine to ensure a digital focus, editors say it is retaliation for recent controversial articles including stories about mental health, lower pay and lack of benefits for adjunct professors, and the 20th anniversary of a murder that occurred on campus.

The 32-page magazine, The Legacy, published two to three times a semester and was paid for by the university. The staff doesn't know their new budget yet.

"I think it's a weak cover-up and a blatant attempt at censorship, to be very honest."

-MADELINE RAINERI, NEWS EDITOR OF THE LEGACY

Mike Hiestand, senior legal counsel at the Student Press Law Center, said situations like this are becoming "fairly typical."

"It's just another one of those situations where...the voice of a community is being taken away and it sounds like a big part of it is being taken away is because the paper is actually publishing news," Hiestand said. 

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