When To Hold ‘Em, When To “Fold” ‘Em

Sometimes you go to court to battle over a First Amendment issue. And sometimes, a creative approach is more effective. A case in point happened recently with the student newspaper at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. The student paper had a great scoop on a story concerning a business management professor hiring exotic dancers as part of an off campus symposium (I was a liberal arts major, and we thought we had all the fun!). School administrators made the editors hold up running the story, and then when they gave the okay, required that it run “below the fold.” I won’t spoil what the editors did, (read the post) but it was kind of brilliant. I suspect the student paper has made its point, and done it in a way that will bring even more attention than a court fight. Talk about thinking “outside the box.”