Thursday at an "open forum" called to discuss the controversial departure of Zach Fox as the editor in chief of USC's Daily Trojan, Michael Jackson, the university's Vice President for Student Affairs, agreed to give Fox a shot at regaining his job.
Last month Fox was reelected by a staff vote of 37-21, but because of a disagreement over the role of editor in chief, Jackson bucked the paper's guidelines for operation and did not forward Fox's application or the election results to the Student Media Board to be certified. Fox resigned in frustration after submitting a revised application to Jackson, which was also not forwarded to the Student Media Board. After receiving wide-ranging input at Thursday's forum from USC staff, journalism faculty and Daily Trojan writers and editors, Jackson agreed to allow Fox to run in the special election that was called to elect his successor.
In my video report: Marc Cooper's reaction, Jackson on whether he regrets blocking Fox's application from going to the Student Media Board, and Fox on whether he will serve if elected as a write-in candidate.