College Media Podcast: North Florida Spinnaker Editor Josh Gore Discusses Racy Cover Controversy

The sexual explicitness of The Spinnaker‘s current cover image is causing controversy at the University of North Florida.

The provocative depiction of student sexual activity aims to hype a story on the link between oral sex and HPV, which can lead to throat cancer.  Critics, including UNF’s president, say the photo illustration was not needed to tell the story and that it “crossed a decency line.”

In an exclusive interview, Spinnaker editor in chief Josh Gore outlines the rationale behind running the story and cover, the campus reaction, and a sudden funding freeze for the newspaper that reeks of indirect censorship.

COLLEGE MEDIA MATTERS PODCAST: JOSH GORE

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  2. […] cover image– hyping a story on the link between oral sex and HPV– stirred pockets of criticism on campus and subsequent press attention and online […]



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