Last month, we reported on the theft of thousands of newspapers at the University of North Florida. At the time, editors and police hadn't yet determined who was responsible for the theft, some of which was captured on surveillance video.Now, the paper has learned that a state trooper with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has admitted responsibility for at least some the thefts. According to reports in The Spinnaker, UNF police recognized one of the two men in the video as a highway patrol officer, and contacted Florida Highway Patrol.
Ohio University student newspaper reports theft after election endorsement
Student editors at Ohio University believe their endorsement in the student government election prompted the theft of their newspapers this week.
Mapping college newspaper thefts
Newspaper theft is never funny — but sometimes you have to laugh at the ridiculous lengths some people will go to censor the news.
- There's the Binghamton student who justified trashing 50 copies of The Binghamton Review by saying he had obtained signed permission from students who "donated" their copies to him to trash.
- There's The Gatepost at Framingham State College, where 1,000 copies were trashed after the paper ran a photo front-page of students at a lacrosse game with their friend's name (a lacrosse player) written on their midriffs.
Missing FAU newspapers were taken for an engineering project
The culprits behind recent newspaper thefts at Florida Atlantic University were found — and they’re a class of engineering students.Mariam Aldhahi, editor in chief of the University Press student newspaper, said they discovered Jan.
Pacific Lutheran newspaper latest to report hundreds of copies stolen
As a journalist, you know you are doing something right if you make some of your readers angry. By that measurement, the staff of The Mooring Mast at Pacific Lutheran University must be doing superb work.Student editors at the Tacoma, Wash., school report that some 700 copies of the 1,500-circulation newspaper were swiped from their racks last Friday.As the Tacoma News-Tribune reported, the edition contained several potentially controversial items that might have motivated a thief, among them a story alluding to a flap from last season over allegations that softball coaches used abusive language to players.
Scott Walker, governor, newspaper thief?
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been called lots of things, especially lately. But whether you love him or hate him, one hopes there’s one label he wouldn't be very proud of: newspaper thief.[caption id="attachment_1823" align="alignleft" width="167" caption="Marquette Tribune (Feb.
AU date-rape column provokes conflicting sentiments, even among its editors
As a student at American University, as a future journalist, as a news assistant for the newspaper The Eagle, as an intern for the Student Press Law Center and as a woman, I have been in the midst of a free speech battle for the last few weeks.