Student newspaper story on professor sex scandal causes uproar
By Joy Lukachick, Chattanooga Times Free Press - bio | email
DAYTON, TN (Times Free Press) -- A surprise news flier that circulated on Bryan College's campus Monday is causing shockwaves far beyond Dayton, TN.
Alex Green, editor of the student newspaper, had planned to publish a story about a Biblical studies professor who resigned after being arrested on several attempted child molestation charges. According to the 22-year-old Green, the story was spiked by Bryan President Stephen Livesay.
When Green left the fliers around campus anyway about the arrest of David Morgan, news spread quickly. National news blogs wrote about the conservative Christian college's attempt to stifle the story, which was based on public records.
Popular journalism blogs such as Romenesko.com got reporters and editors around the country talking about the fifth-year senior's decision to publish against the administration's wishes.