Magazine article The Quill

Three Editors Are Fired at Iowa State

Magazine article The Quill

Three Editors Are Fired at Iowa State

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Three editors at the Iowa State Daily were fired in February after their photographs and spoof descriptions were included in an issue of a cartoon newspaper.

Sara Tennessen, Wendy Weiskircher and Valerie Dennis posed for a picture in the Feb. 6 issue of Toons under the title of "More Nice Girls at ISU," the Iowa State Daily reported.

The advertisement included a section that said the editors worked at the Daily, and that Tennessen, university editor, was in charge of "obscenities and slander"; Weiskircher, news editor, of "libel and maliciousness"; and Dennis, a copy editor, of "tomfoolery and fiction"

Andrea Hauser, editor in chief of the Daily, said their depiction in Toons could harm the integrity of the Daily. It also compromised their ability to work effectively as Daily staff members within the organization and with the public, Hauser said. …

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