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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32. No. 25. October 9, 1969

Editor replies to P.Y.M

Editor replies to P.Y.M.

Photo: Dave Millar.

Mr. J. A. Kelleher, editor of the "Dominion" pictured when the Progressive Youth Movement visited his office to make a protest

The editor of the "Dominion", Mr. J. A. Kelleher (pictured) has replied to the letter sent to the Wellington branch of the Progressive Youth Movement, part of which was published in Salient 24.

"The Dominion' journalists and sub-editors report the news and attend to its placement in the newspaper in proportion to the interest of all of the news competing for a particular day's issue," he said.

"They make this judgment without any policy directions and would resent the type of remark you make—that our non-publication "smacks of political censorship worthy of the Saigon regime."

Mr Kelleher said the PYM was welcome to advise the Dominion of any of its activities which may be worth considering for publication.

"We will continue to cover it when and if this seems warranted, and to place it in the newspaper when it seems, by comparison with the other news, to deserve attention," he said.

On Friday evening, the PYM demonstrators visited the Dominion where they were met by Mr Kelleher who outlined his reasons for non-publication.

He invited those present to come in and present their views to him when they so desired.