"You Can't Print That"


Many colleges are injuring their press relations with the public by attempting to suppress unfavorable news stories, said Mr. R. W. Madry, director of the News Bureau of the University of North Carolina, in an address before the Association of College News Bureaus, at Vanderbilt University.

"In fact real news can't be suppressed," Mr. Madry added. Real news will out, regardless of attempts of college officials toward suppression. True, it may be suppressed temporarily, as frequently it is, but the fact remains that a good story that is fit to print is going to get into print sooner or later.

"And once newspapers learn that an institution is trying to suppress a story, the chances are nine out of ten that they will give that particular story a much bigger ply than they would have had it been given to the papers when it first broke." The New Student