SIUC Student Journalist Scams School Paper
I tell you, SIUC students always wait until I'm sick or on vacation to do something dumb. In this case, our student fabulist-- pardon, student journalist created a heart-wrenching story about a little girl whose only parent was serving in Iraq. Instead of doing this as part of the Creative Writing department, he presented it as news, as fact.
I'll check in with the Daily Egyptian to see what's going on as well. According to the article, the SIUC student has an internship with my hometown paper. I hope they watch him like a hawk.