After backlash from student journalists, a DC principal will no longer exercise prior review of student newspaper

Principal of Woodrow Wilson High School Kimberly Martin is softening her prior review policy for the school’s student newspaper after backlash from student journalists and the community. Before the start of the school year, Martin told students she would be breaking with the school’s tradition and requiring pre-approval from administration for the newspaper. Erin Doherty and Helen Malhotra, co-editors in chief of The Wilson Beacon, say they are revising their editorial policies and once those policies are agreed upon with Martin, the prior review process will be discontinued.