Posted April 7, 2014 by Devon Watkis in Sports

Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann Wishes Local News Paper Would “Die”

Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann spoke to a Media Ethics and Law class a few weeks ago giving her take on the journalism world and media in general. She then gave the impression that their is a complicated relationship between the two.

As a matter of fact she would like to see the demise of the Star-Ledger, a New Jersey based news paper.

If they’re not writing headlines that are getting our attention, they’re not selling ads — and they die,” Hermann told the Media Ethics and Law class, according to the website Muckgers.com, which provided a copy to NJ.com, a website that works in conjunction with The Star-Ledger.

Hermann’s dislike for the Ledger is unclear but she did reveal that their are reporters at the paper who’s sole job is to get her fired.

In the end she may get her wish, according to Sports Illustrated.com the Star Ledger just recently laid off 167 staff members.

When a student said that the ledger might die next moth Hermann replied,

“That would be great,” she replied. “I’m going to do all I can to not give them a headline to keep them alive.”

How ironic, she is now giving the Ledger a story at a time when they desperately needed it. I guess she did not say “off the record” before talking to a room full of young hungry journalists looking for a big story to jump start their career.

Credit: Sports Illustrated.com