UWO Gazette sentence is final

April 27, 2007

The University of Western Ontario’s president, Paul Davenport, has extended thanks to community members for expressing their concerns about the student newspaper’s April Fool's issue, and promises change. The Gazette’s March 30 issue was “trivializing rape and being disdainful of members of the gay and lesbian community.”  Almost a month after the issue hit the streets, the administration is still dealing with the fallout.  A journalistic code of ethics is being drafted by a specialist in ethics in journalism, and Gazette editors will receive formal equity training.  The paper’s complaints process will be reviewed and updated to “yield outcomes to valid grievances.”  UWO News Release