I am a freshman, so I don’t know much about the rules of journalism at Columbia. Here is my question—am I allowed to be part of both Bwog and Spec?
We love that you’re interested in experimenting with Bwog, and we don’t care what other publications you’ve written for in the past! That’s your business, baby. However, we do have to tell you that if you’re currently working for another publication, such as Spec, it might be hard to devote your love to us, too.
You are, of course, welcome to attend our meetings regardless of who else you’re seeing at the moment. Our meetings and our hearts are open, though we ask that you keep what happens between us confidential. It just makes us feel dirty when you talk about all the fun things you and Spec do together, and we know they feel the same way.
If you’re interested in writing us an article, or joining our staff, you should talk to our board and the board of the other publication you work for. Holding prominent positions in both Spec and Bwog could make it difficult for you to write in an unbiased manner. As one Spec writer has been heard to say, “I work for Spec. I can’t write for Bwog. Do you realize what a scandal that would be?” We don’t mind a good scandal now and again, but we must insist that the other publications you work for also consent to an open relationship.
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