Student Government Orders Audit Of Campus Newspaper

The student government of Canada's Queen's University has ordered a review of all content published over the past year in The Queen's Journal, the QU campus newspaper. According to editors, the audit is "a direct threat to the editorial autonomy" of the paper.

In a motion approved by an overwhelming majority earlier this month, the university's student-run Alma Mater Society (AMS) specifically "directs the Media Services Director to conduct an analysis of the content of the Queen's Journal during the current academic year and to subsequently report on the percentage of content that directly addresses student activities and events."

Translation: Student government members do not think the Journal is reporting enough on student life, and they want to prove it. The motion offers no information on what actions AMS might consider once the results are compiled.