Talk:The Daily Princetonian

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Asian racism controversy[edit]

There is no reason that this belongs in a circumspect article on the paper's 120 year history; this is not anywhere near the biggest thing that's happened to the Daily Princetonian in its history. I'm deleting the section unless someone wants to give an explanation here.Mjl0509 15:01, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Agreed, I would have done so myself had it not been for the conflict of interst of me being a former employee of the Prince. Sirmob 15:45, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, well, I'm a CURRENT employee, so I'm even worse. If anyone who feels otherwise wants to weigh in, please do. I've got no issue with people knowing about this (my personal feelings aren't really relevant here), but I just want to be careful putting something down that, in the larger scheme of things, is not that important to the long, long history of the Daily Princetonian. Mjl0509 17:54, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

WP:COI issues aside, the Jian Li may or may not be the biggest thing in the Daily Princetonian's history, but the average reader of the article doesn't know that. It was the only thing in the article which was supported by citation to multiple instances of coverage which is both:
  • non-trivial (more than once sentence in an article about something else), and
  • independent (not published by the Daily Princetonian Printing Company)
At this point, what's left of the article fails to assert any notability at all. If there's other bigger things in that 120-year history, you should write about them. But keep in mind that the only things that really get attention from the mainstream media are scandals anyway ... cheers, cab 05:37, 24 January 2007 (UTC)