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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 7. June 25, 1951

Free Lancing

Free Lancing

The reporting of a Socialist Club meeting by "Freedom" and "People's Voice" illustrates an uncomfortable trend in V.U.C. politics. This is not the first time that outside papers have got more or less half-baked reports from one side or the other.

When students attend a V.U.C. meeting they do so as students. If they want to report for outside papers they should declare themselves as press representatives, so that we know who's who. A copy of Ron Smith's report on W.F.D.Y. was given to "Truth" (apparently by an opponent of W.F.D.Y.) at a time when it had not been presented to the Association in general meeting, a gross breach of confidence.

It is high time that both student writers and outside papers took more care with the way material is secured.