alition support for Jesse Jackson. Often,
however, alternatives devote much space
to international issues. Last fall Free As-
sociation produced a 233-inch, two-part se-
ries on Central American death squads.
Former Perspective editor Mark Guma
says readers respond "because finally
there's a sort of nonhysterical voice on the
left." Yet critics charge-often fairly-
that the subjective journalism is out-and-
out advocacy. "I think you have to take
the information with a large grain of
salt," says UCLA senior Ron Bell, a for-
mer Daily Bruin editor in chief. Then
again, articles in the conservative press
can be self-righteous and one-sided, too. To
its credit, Free Association ran a front-
page, introspective article on racism in
the left in its premiere issue.
Shoestring budgets: Editors of mainstream
papers don't live in fear of competition: few
alternatives capture much advertising.
Harvard's monthly Perspective is a nota-
ble exception; 80 percent of the paper's
revenue comes from the same pizza and
copy-center ads found in other campus pa-
pers. But for most, money remains tight,
with budgets pieced together from contri-
butions and subscriptions. "We're glad
we're pulling our own strings," says Free
Association's Pat Dunn. "But we're having
a hard time finding the strings to pull."
RICK FRIEDMAN-BLACK STAR
Free-for-all: Sub Review'~s Jay Hodos (left), visiting publisher Charles Eppler.
How long the new alternative papers will
remain viable is unclear. Quality and a
consistent vision are hard to maintain in
the high-turnover student press, and per-
spectives change. The once liberal Colora-
do Daily, for example, lost its designation
as the "official" University of Colorado
newspaper in 1971. Now, although techni-
cally "alternative," it boasts a higher circu-
lation than the school-supported, semi-
weekly Campus Press. CU journalism
professor Bill McReynolds-who was in-
strumental in removing the Daily's official
status-notes "a mellowing out toward re-
sponsibility." That could invite new thun-
der on the left-or from papers that are
targeting certain readers at other schools,
such as Jewish (Shofar at UMass), Asian
(UCLA's Pacific Ties) or Hispanic (UCLA's
La Gente). Every effort may not survive.
But for the moment, at least, students can
enjoy a diversity of opinion that other
newspaper readers can only envy.
CHRISTOPHER M. BELLITTO with
LAUREEN LAZAROVICI in LosAngeles,
NANCY KLINGENERpinArnherst, PAMELA F.
S C H WAR TZ in Philadelphia and bureau reports
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