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We the undersigned no longer trust the Leeds Student and demand a review of its Editorial process

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This year the Leeds student Newspaper has offended and endangered a great number of students. Our petition reads: ‘We the undersigned no longer trust the Leeds Student and demand a review of its Editorial process’

This petition shall be delivered to the Leeds Student newspaper, the Student Exec and to the Vice Chancellor’s secretary.

Please sign either this online petition or the physical copy held in the Union. Both will be presented. Please also include your university email address. This will not be used to spam but rather to clarify that you are in fact a Leeds Student. For further information please visit our Facebook page:

The aim of this petition is to allow those who have strong grievances with the Leeds Student Newspaper to register their discontent and make a symbolic stand against unethical journalism. Although the editor has not personally written the articles in question, it is their job to ensure unsuitable content is not published in the Leeds Student.

We are by no means implying that the entire paper is without merit. On the contrary, there are certainly talented individuals who contribute to the Leeds Student each week. However this work has been consistently overshadowed by the sensationalist ethos that drives the paper, opting for unsubstantiated titillation over quality reporting in its main articles.

 We hope that this petition serves as an inspiration to all students who might feel like an overlooked minority and to all writers who want to write compelling and socially responsible journalism which respects its readers, its writers and serves to improve life for everyone in our university and its surrounding areas.

For a summary of the criticism levied against the Leeds Student, please visit our facebook page:


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