We, the former staff of The Red & Black — all of its editors and the great majority of its writers, photographers and designers — will continue to produce content driven by and for our audience: the University students and members of the Athens community. It is our hope that issues of prior review, student representation on the board and the role of board member Ed Stamper will be resolved. Prior review, where a non-student professional would have final veto over all editorial content before publication, is not an option: it inhibits the teaching process, preventing student journalists from learning from both their successes and mistakes. But it is the opinion of The Red & Black’s board that allowing students to make these mistakes as learning journalists will drive away readers. We disagree — and it is our hope that these issues are resolved quickly so that student-driven and student-approved content can continue to be the priority of The Red & Black Publishing Company, as it has been for more than a century.