Sep 1 1991

Behind Right-Wing Campus Newspapers

Collegiate Network

Strongly backed by a well-connect­ed neoconservative institute, right-wing campus newspapers are waging battles over what they see as highly contested territory—the nation’s college campuses. Right-wing newspapers are not a new phenomenon, but over the past 11 years, their influence appears to have grown. The increased clout is owed not so much to the tireless efforts of student editors, however, as to a national network, creat­ed in 1980 by the D.C.-based Institute for Educational Affairs—now the Madison Center for Educational Affairs (MCEA). The Collegiate Network, as it came to be known in 1986, now includes 64 papers on 57 campuses across […]