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UWIRE Mysteriously Disappears

UWIRE, the wire service powered by 800 student newspapers across the country, has been “suspended indefinitely,” leaving some student editors stiffed for work they did for the site and college papers everywhere confused and without wire content.

On October 4, student editors received a message saying the site was “temporarily suspended,” the Seattle University Spectator reported. But that was a month ago, and UWIRE’s general manager Tom Orr recently e-mailed another student editor and referred him to the company’s written statement on the suspension. “Short of just sending out that same exact e-mail every day, there’s really nothing I’m able to update anyone on,” he told that editor, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Chronicle also reported that UWIRE’s turnover seemed unusually high; “one student editor said he had four supervisors in five years working with the service.”

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