Video: College Editor says funding cuts due to criticism of university

Chelsea Boozer, the editor-in-chief of the University of Memphis’s independent student newspaper The Daily Helmsman, told the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education that Memphis’¬†administration cut $25,000 from the newspaper budget due to harsh criticism of the administration and student government.

Here is a link to The Daily Helmsman’s website.¬†¬†However, a quick search on the papers’s opinion pages didn’t reveal the stories Boozer discusses in the video.

Most student newspapers are at least partially, if not full subsidized by their universities. Is the link between a student paper’s funding and the university administration it is expected to hold a light to an intrinsic issue with college media?