Board issues statement

The ODE Board has issued a statement, published on dailyemerald.com:

The Oregon Daily Emerald Board of Directors looks forward to meeting with the newsroom staff Thursday morning, with the goal of ensuring the staff’s participation in the continued publication of the ODE. 

Steve Smith, who had been offered the position of interim publisher by the ODE board, has withdrawn. The board intends to undertake a national search for a publisher. 

The editorial independence of the ODE continues to be of paramount concern, and at no time has the board attempted to undermine that.

In addition, the board remains committed to its responsibility of overseeing the financial stability of the ODE.

We look forward to a prosperous future of providing news to the campus community, as well as a valuable educational opportunity for University students.

Signed,
The Board of Directors

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5 Responses to “Board issues statement”

  1. Kate Loftesness Says:

    Yes! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for all to go well tomorrow morning. Ashley, Allie, Rebecca, and everyone else: you guys have been doing an amazing job and it’s inspiring to work with you. Keep up the great work 🙂

  2. Dan Says:

    Is there any way to post a copy of the proposed publisher’s job responsibilities as laid out by Steve Smith? There seems to be some contention regarding exactly how much control the publisher would have over editorial content (i.e. the Emerald says there would be an issue, the board and Smith say there wouldn’t).

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