The Associated Press is reporting that a compromise has been reached in the standoff between The Daily Nebraskan and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As CMM previously posted, the conflict has played out in three parts: The DN formed a new special projects desk this semester. Staffers on the new desk made requests for university documents that UNL administrators felt were unreasonable. In turn, UNL severely limited the paper’s access to top school officials for all stories.
However, an agreement fixing the mess has apparently been worked out through e-mails between the DN editor-in-chief and the university chancellor. Basic details available: UNL administrators will once again be free to speak to reporters and in the future DN staffers will speak with admins. before filing records requests.