Breaking a 35-Year Tradition, Texas Student Journalists Get the Last Word

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A University of Texas-Austin faculty adviser will no longer have final say over what goes in the Daily Texan, starting at an undetermined time in the near future, the Student Press Law Center reports. The announcement, from the Texas Student Media Board, which voted last week to scrap a "prior review" policy created in 1971, is the latest stop in a long and bumpy fight. Another milestone came in January, when the board replaced the "Declaration of Trust" agreement that originally wrote prior review into practice, the Texan reported.

The prior review policy last made headlines at the University of Southern California, where administrators overruled the Daily Trojan staff's choice for editor in chief. As of last November, no Texan advisers had ever exercised their censorship right, the paper reports.