Chelsea Diana, who was forced to resign as Boston University Daily Free Press editor over a “tasteless” April Fools’ edition, says “for one second I considered changing my major” and hide from critics who demanded she leave journalism forever. But that one second passed and she decided to stick with it.
I acknowledge the decision to print the issue was callous and, as my journalism professor told me, “pretty sophomoric.”
But, guess what? I’m a sophomore.
College is the time to learn and make mistakes before we enter the workforce, and from this horrible situation I’m gaining experience that most student journalists cannot put on a resume. As for my future, it’s in journalism and I will not succumb to those calling for me to give up for a mistake I made as a 19-year-old.